Cop Tries To Shoot Barking Dog, Shoots Himself in Foot Instead [Video]

 Image Credit: Jerry Reynolds

A California cop was trying to kill a pitbull that he claims was threatening his life and ended up shooting himself instead.

Interestingly, video captured by a local television news station later that day clearly showed the animal was much smaller than the hysterical police officer claimed and it was  peacefully playing with children despite being surrounded by cameras and strangers.

The officer was reportedly in the area to serve an eviction notice when he saw the dog and felt threatened.

Animal Services did not take the dog into custody because there was no evidence it or the owner had done anything wrong or even left their property, which makes you wonder what this police officer was actually trying to do?

Sounds like the officer was the victim of his own stupidity and a good dose of instant karma for trying to kill the female dog that clearly seems to be harmless.

 You can watch the video below;