According to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia, a 32-year-old man was involved in a horrific accident earlier this month while recording a video for YouTube. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the man had filled an old lawnmower with about three pounds of Tannerite, a popular binary explosive for target shooters, and was shooting at it from just a range of about 25 yards. When the explosive within the lawnmower detonated, the man’s leg was severed just below the knee.

“Yes, it is legal and no, we can’t make people stop doing it. But why, folks, just why?” wrote the Sheriff’s Office on Facebook.

“The dangers of tannerite were more than words Saturday afternoon for a 32 year old resident of eastern Walton county. He was dangerously close to the object containing the tannerite when the final gun shot round caused it to explode sending a piece of shrapnel through his leg severing it below the knee. Yes, completely taking his leg.”

Friends of the victim were able to help stabilize his injuries and waited with him until he was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Seeing how close they were to him at the time of the explosion, they could have been easily injured as well.

The Sheriff’s Office says it receives occasional complaints about the usage of Tannerite, and warns residents to use it safely.

“Please adhere to the warnings and use this dangerous material with caution or maybe consider other less dangerous hobbies. It’s just not worth it for a loud boom!”

The following video is graphic and shows the exact second when the lawnmower explodes, but does not depict the extent of the injuries. Please be advised.

Image screenshot of video on YouTube by USA Today

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24 thoughts on “Graphic Video: YouTuber Severs Leg after Shooting Lawnmower with Tannerite

  1. Don’t hold everyone accountable for the actions of a few idiots! Most people know better, only the idiots get the exposure in the media!

      1. You do realize you just painted all Libs and the government with the same brush. Do you think that makes you superior?

      2. Not superior, that’s a Liberal attitude. But are you going to know defend Liberals that they all don’t hold the same hatred for guns and desire to disarm all us “white, Republicans?’ Clearly you either don’t spend a lot of time around Liberals (which i do by the nature of my work) and listen to them dis everything you believe in, or you are one.

      3. Oh, I don’t know. You’d probably consider me a liberal. But I’ve got a CCW, hunting license, and a respectable amount of practice with a variety of weapons.

        And I think you’re stupid to paint with so broad a brush. There are around 100 million adults in America, perhaps 50-80 million are politically to your left, and they have a variety of opinions on a variety of subjects.

        You’d probably agree that not everyone to your left fits the “Libs” stereotype if you thought about it for a little.

      4. Well, thank you for your opinion, and I wish you the best.

        The post was about some idiot getting his leg ripped off by doing something stupid, so I’m not really interested in getting sucked into some political debate with someone.

        So, have a nice evening and this conversation is over.

      5. The post I replied to was not about an idiot blowing his leg off, it was a brief rant about your bias against and stereotype of “Libs and the government”.

  2. First, his friends weren’t any smarter than he was. Did no one in the group have a brain?

    Second, how much intelligence does it take to realize that 25 yards isn’t very far when metal things are blowing up. Been in four IED explosions . . . 25 yards is ‘give me a hug range.’

    Finally, clearly this guy thought he was something special with his ‘tactical vest’ and black rifle. Both very cool items, but neither of them boost your IQ.

  3. Just call him ‘Stumpy’. This is the only way that God has devised to thin the herd of idjots. Wars are another good one except that it kills all of the USA’s best and brightest not the Darwin Evolutionaries. I just wish that more stories like these could be published and disseminated, so that people like this young ‘man’ don’t need to feel so idiotic and worthless. Sure they did an idiotic thing, but they are not worthless, they can serve over and over as a BAD example. This dude’s good friends put this on the internet for a reason, and then they BBQ’d his leg and fed it to the dogs.

  4. Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to do stupid-dangerous things for fifteen seconds of fame . The complete video should be shown so the idiocy of this stunt can be seen in its entirety . If it keeps others attempting similar foolhardy activities it is worthwhile , if it is ” sanitized ” to this extent it borders on criminal negligence to give this grossly incompetent nincompoop any exposure .

    1. I would have liked to see the conversation as they were loading three pounds of Tannerite into that riding mower and deciding how far away they needed to be.

      1. Probably something like , ” Instructions ? Huh, I dint need instructions .Yuh jus mix ’em up an’ go back a ways an’ shoot ! Don’t go too far , I don’t want to miss any part of this .” He didn’t either !

  5. The sad part is, this buffoon will still go on and breed, and pass his idiot genetics along to a new generation of inbred rednecks.

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