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Man survives bullet fired into his bed

April 11, 2008 at 1:01 PM

CEDAR CITY, Utah, April 11 (UPI) -- A Utah man is safe after a bullet was fired into his home and through his bed by a neighbor who was working on his quick-draw skills, police said.

Cedar City resident Dan Kidder was lucky to be out of his bed Tuesday at 8 p.m. when the 38-caliber round punctured the headboard of his bed and landed on the floor, the St. George (Utah) Daily Spectrum reported.

"It's a common thing to have happen. This is something that happens with a new firearms owner," said Kidder, who is a firearms instructor.

Cedar City Police Sgt. Jerry Womack said the neighbor believed the gun was empty before it fired because it had been loaded and unloaded a number of times.

The bullet reportedly punctured a wall of the neighbor's home before going through a wall of Kidder's home and his headboard.

Kidder said he is going to offer his neighbor gun safety information, regardless of the amount of experience he has handling guns.

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