By Bageot Dia
For at least six people, taking a selfie put them in grave or fatal danger. Why? Well, some folks are constantly on the quest to snap the most extreme selfie, whether that be posing with a gun (never a good idea) or climbing to the highest peak reachable. This perilous picture-taking craze is asinine. Who wants their tombstone to read: “Gone too soon thanks to a selfie”? No one. So let these true tales of taking risky selfies be a warning to you and those you love.
1. In 2016, a 43-year-old man accidentally shot himself while taking a selfie with his phone. According to victim’s girlfriend, the weapon was loaded and unloaded throughout portions of the day. Yet a single, fatal bullet remained in the chamber by the time the selfie was taken.
2. Pilot Amritpal Singh, 29, happened to take a selfie during takeoff, prompting the fatal distraction that took his life, along with his passenger’s. Federal rules prohibit the use of cell phones or other electronics while on duty. But given Singh’s position as a private pilot, for a private plane, he was exempt from such restrictions.
[Image: Adams County Sheriff’s Office]
3. Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, happened to be drinking with friends when he decided to pick up a .45 caliber pistol and pose with it for a selfie. He accidentally pulled the trigger.
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