German man plays Russian roulette and kills himself at Christmas

The man was a professional hunter. Spiegel Online reports:

Evidently charades or board games weren’t exciting enough. A 52-year-old man in Cologne who had drunk too much on Christmas Day last Thursday picked up his revolver, loaded one bullet into the barrel and spun it, declaring “Now we’re going to play Russian roulette!”

Very sad for his family.

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  • guy

    Well, better Russian roulette than William S Burroughs’ “William Tell” routine.

  • Juergen

    Local newspapers chose to report that one as “accidental death due to handling error”..

  • Thomas

    This is ugly, but another candidate for the Darwin Award….