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Pot grower shoots self

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Dude...which way do I point this thing?...hehe...hehe...

A Spencer County man was trying to "booby trap" his home to protect his marijuana plants when he accidentally shot himself, Kentucky State Police said yesterday.

Police were called to the Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown to investigate a patient suffering from a gunshot wound. Preliminary investigation revealed that Danny Walden, of Taylorsville, was attempting to protect his marijuana plants when he accidentally shot himself, state police said.

Because of the seriousness of his leg injury, Walden was later taken by ambulance to the University of Louisville Hospital.

Police searched Walden's home at 950 Bowman Lane in Taylorsville, finding 115 marijuana plants -- 37 growing in a closet and 78 in a crawl space.

Police also seized four surveillance cameras and monitors, as well as several guns.

The state police Hazardous Devices Unit was called in to remove the single "booby-trapped rifle" that had injured Walden. No other traps were located in the home.

When he recovers from his injury, Walden will be taken to the Shelby County Detention Center, state police said yesterday. He is charged with cultivating in marijuana, his second offense, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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