Medina Police Chief Accidentally Shoots Himself


Poor Medina can't do anything right. As if the controversy with school superintendent Randy Stepp wasn't enough, Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci accidentally shot himself in his thigh this morning, local media reports.

Fortunately, Berarducci remained conscious and was able to walk his wife through trauma care before medical help arrived.

He has already been released from the hospital — the wounds weren't serious — and is expected to make a full recovery, but how embarrassing! I mean, seriously. He was holstering his sidearm and just straight-up shot his upper thigh. All the gun legislation in the world wouldn't have prevented this one.

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Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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