Florida Man Shot His Junk After Claiming to Sit On A Loaded Gun

You read the headline correctly, a man shot his junk, that was not a typo.  A 38-year-old Florida man by the name of Cedrick Jelks shot himself in the penis after sitting on his loaded handgun (Any bets it was a 1911)?

Sadly there isn’t much info out there about the incident other than Jelks’ 25-year old girlfriend Shanekia Roberts reported Jelks sitting in his Nissan Altima by himself and then added a couple extra holes to his penis as well as a bullet wound to the thigh. Roberts said that he jumped out of the car and ran straight to the bathroom to presumably inspect the damage.

She followed him to the bathroom where she noticed that Jelks had shot himself squarely in his genitals. At that point, Roberts said she took him to the hospital where Jelks received surgery.

The worst part of Jelks’ day wasn’t that he sat on a gun and it accidentally went off, but that investigators found he was convicted of cocaine possession in 2004. Being a convicted felon, Jelks is prohibited from owning a firearm and is now facing charges for unlawful possessing a firearm due to his status.

Could sitting on a gun cause it to discharge and shoot your member off? Maybe. The more likely story is that he was playing with the gun in his waistband or trying to “holster” it in his pants when it went off. Are the police going to buy that Jelks accidentally left the gun in his car, sat on it without noticing, and it accidentally shot him? Doubtful.

You can check out the Click Orlando website to see that I am not making this up.

Patrick R

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  • Gary Kirk

    Glock C@#%!!

    • ExMachina1

      Glock Blocked


    Considering the 1911 has both a grip safety and a manual safety, why would you immediately assume it is a 1911? I am betting more likely a Glock and he was trying to reholster and hit the trigger. Besides, if it was a 1911 in .45 he probably would not be running anywhere. Now the little 9mm…….
    ….and we are off….

    • ozzallos .

      Yeah, that particular piece of commentary was pretty trollish. Normally people complain about the number of safeties a 1911 has, not how easy it is to shoot your junk off. If anything, that rep belongs to a glock.

      • retfed

        Both you guys might want to look up “sarcasm.” It’s like saying, “Any bets the car that won the race was a Yugo?”

        • HenryV

          Gun commentators on Disqus and YouTube don’t do humour.

        • iksnilol

          Yugos are amazing cars, I fail to see the sarcasm behind your comment.

          • B-Sabre

            Why do Yugo’s have rear window defrosters? So your hands stay warm when you have to push it.

        • Seth Hill

          I have wanted to find a Yugo, put a suped up V8 in it, drag tires, etc (ala Hot Wheels Greased Gremlin) and then on the back below the Yugo have it say “too slow”.

  • Florida Man

    Why is it always Florida? Each and every time.

    • Some Guy

      It has the right mixture of heat, humidity, rednecks and drugs.

      • Pretty clear from the name that this was no redneck.

    • Gregory

      I moved to Florida in 1991. I since discovered the cause of people doing stupid things here. The cause is beer mixed with the heat, humidity and inbreeding.

      • Sermon 7.62

        That is almost like Israel. You should add some sweet alcohol to the mix.

    • M.M.D.C.

      Isn’t it something to do with the way Florida posts their police blotters?

      I think if you talk to a cop he can tell you stories like this regardless of where he works. Wherever they live, people are always doing stupid and crazy things.

      • Kivaari

        Some places require the reports to be posted, if the case was closed. Local media had access to the dispatch computers, after they took the state “access” training class.

    • Florida is where the American South meets the Caribbean. That’s a recipe for something bad.

      • Hey, it was good enough to build the Bush Family fortune during Prohibition. Also The Kennedys, so both Left and Right can rejoice at having Presidents who made it to the Oval Office on the back of family drug smuggling!

        • iksnilol

          It’s called capitalism, you commie!


    • James Young

      Because they are the 3rd most populous state and has open records laws. This stuff happens in CA, TX, and NY just as much.

  • Major Tom

    Here we go again! The marvelous misadventures of Flordia Man!

    • Klaus Von Schmitto

      The worlds worst superheroe.

  • Giolli Joker

    Maybe it was a Nambu.

    “…Jelks’ 25-year old girlfriend Shanekia Roberts reported Jelks sitting in
    his Nissan Altima by himself and then added a couple extra holes to his
    penis as well as a bullet wound to the thigh. Roberts said that he
    jumped out of the car and ran straight to the bathroom to presumably
    inspect the damage.

    She followed him to the bathroom where she noticed that Jelks
    had shot himself squarely in his genitals. At that point…”

    …she dumped him.

  • noamsaying

    Given the injury, his now former girlfriend.

    • Holdfast_II

      Now they can both be girlfriends.

      • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

        They wouldn’t let me make that joke. The editors here are more like dictators sometimes. (Pun not intended but appreciated.)

  • RavishedBoy

    Really, who’s gonna buy it?

  • Jim Slade
  • gusto

    “and is meow facing charges for unlawful possessing a firearm due to his status.”

    really? shooting yourself in the pecker isn’t punishment enough?

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      Apparently the legal system says it isn’t. You know, because of laws.

      • That’s a judge who’s gonna wanna have a bottle of The Good Stuff handy when that case gets to the sentencing phase.

        • Paul White

          “I sentence you to endless dickless wonder jokes and eternal ribbing from all and sundry”

          • B-Sabre

            “May God have mercy on your soul.”

    • Suppressed

      Upvoted for “meow”.

  • QuadGMoto

    The potential for mean jokes is obvious here.

    This gives new meaning to “Glock Leg.”

    It was a suicide attempt. He shot himself in the head he was thinking with.

    Doc Brown showed up and warned him that he had to do something about his kids; so he did.

    Seriously though, I hope the guy pulls through okay and that this mistake prompts him to start making better life choices.

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      I feel like “Glock LEG” might be too generous. How about we agree on “Glock finger” instead?

      • QuadGMoto


  • Does VODA live in Florida, by chance?

  • Mexican carry is dumb and holstering it with your finger in the trigger guard results in turning you gun into a snubby.

  • I’ll be perfectly honest, I’m havin’ a real hard time bein’ Christian about this.

    …I sincerely feel bad for literally every human being who has to interact with this person, let’s go with that.

    • Marbled Brisket

      As a fellow Texan, “Oh, bless his heart!”

      • It is a dadgum rarity indeed to find those in this day an’ age what understand just how much that ain’t a compliment.

        I hope that boy Finds Jesus, or at least a modicum of common sense; he doesn’t seem like he’s had a lot of folks steerin’ him in the right direction in his life. Hopefully they have good Prison Chaplains at the CFRC.

        • Stephen Perry

          You said you hope he finds Jesus. What was in the article for you to conclude he isn’t a Christian already? Ever heard of judge not lest you be judged?

          • Goody

            Interesting that you didn’t pick up the common sense comment.

          • RICH

            I’ll give that an AMEN !

        • Tassiebush

          I reckon he was crying out for Jesus or God in the moments that followed!

        • B-Sabre

          Translation for those that don’t speak Southern:

          “What a dumbass!”

  • FarmerB

    He was just de-cocking it…

    • Tom Currie

      Or (apparently) vice versa

  • ActionPhysicalMan

    I got bullet holes all over me from playing with my guns in the bathtub. My wife only lets me handle my guns in a thick high walled stainless steel tub because that makes it easier to clean up the mess. We can do anything in Florida. Florida rocks!

  • Brick

    (Any bets it was a 1911)?

    Sig 226. It has a built in decocker.

    • B-Sabre


      • iksnilol

        No, but it was awfully close to the rim.

    • Johnsmyname

      Well played sir, well played.

    • DChrls

      You win!!!

  • B-Sabre

    Rock out with your…well, not you Cedric.

  • B-Sabre

    Good thing it wasn’t a Deagle, or they would have found his junk…in the trunk.

    • noob

      unless he had a phone book in the way. then it would be on the pavement.

  • Tim

    Tell me again that there is no God….

  • Swarf

    Florida Man!

  • Swarf

    If he got his wiggler and his thigh, he was definitely re-“holstering” in his waistband.

  • USMC03Vet

    He was trying to conceal or already had it concealed then lied about sitting on it to get one less charge for a felon in possession.

  • Goody

    Must’ve been a hair trigger

  • Sharton Shalperston

    I thought this was a news article. Looks more like the Head Comment used to garner sub-comments. Yawn … another site pretending to represent information ‘news-style’ using tabloid-style of journalism. Shouldn’t a “Senior Writer” looks for and present facts? Everyone has a story to tell, maybe not as well choreographed and of no news worthy interest like this ‘tale’, but most don’t try to mask it as a news story/tale/article. And of course, the image has nothing what-so-ever to do with the ‘writing’ of this man’s bad moment in life. Sycophantic – to say the least.

  • Tassiebush

    Prelude to his new reality TV show https://youtu.be/r_4jrMwvZ2A

  • JmosesB

    Probably a student of VODA Consulting…

  • Georgia cracker

    Now his “gun” isn’t for fun.

  • DanGoodShot

    When the universe doesn’t want you to procreate, but you just wouldn’t take a hint. Drastic measures where needed…

  • Felixd

    At least he eliminated himself from the gene pool.

  • Martin frank

    “cedrick” jelks and “shanieka” whatever…. convicted felon etc.. we all know the gun was a stolen hipoint.

    • Mystick

      He certainly lost some hit points… possibly a level of Charisma.

  • Pete Sheppard

    A Jennings, perhaps??

  • Smedley54

    Definitely a Darwin Award.

    • Aaron

      He Ain’t dead yet. But now he can commiserate with Jon Lajoie while singing “Loving you in different ways.”

      I would give him a runner up award for having the testicular fortitude to do service to the gene pool by removing his swimmers from contention.

  • gunsandrockets

    Mexican Carry of a Glock, nabs another Prohibited Person. Bang! Ouch!

    Play thug games, earn thug prizes.

  • Nashvone

    “Being a convicted felon, Jelks is prohibited from owning a firearm and is now facing charges for unlawful possessing a firearm due to his status.”
    For some reason, this line surprised me about as much as Magpul furniture on another AR.
    So…did they send him to the men’s or women’s detention center after surgery?

  • Martin Grønsdal

    Didn’t know Glock has a decocker?

  • Jim_Macklin

    Almost a Darwin Award winner. I guess playing with your appendix carry in the car is what happened. Hope he didn’t lose too many inches or he’ll be call Stubby.

  • Tassiebush

    He was 38 and she was 25. I reckon her parents might have tampered with the gun. I know I would!

  • DW

    All you had to do was to follow the damn train, CJ, Not shooting yourself in the ****

  • Saint Stephen the Obvious

    So was it Lucien Black, aka Voda, or one of his students?


    Saint Stephen the Obvious

  • oldman

    WOW! A living breathing Darwin Award Winner.

  • Tormund Giantsbane

    Shades of Plaxico

  • Lamont Cranston

    usually it is an old single action colt type gun with no crossbar safety. sit on it hard on hammer and it fires.

  • Mr X

    Stupid term junk who the hell came up with this ? mine is a package if you have junk then you have a real problem ! dont go off half cocked

    • Dan

      His “package” is definitely junk now.

  • Paul T Whelan Sr.

    Darwin prevails! End the bloodline now!

  • Gary Smith


  • Craig Anderson

    Sounds like a Plaxico Burris incident

  • Wood

    Makes me think of a Ron White routine, when he had to walk his dog in a remote lot in the cold…

    “Don’t be afraid of the cheese wheel!”