Two men arrested for allegedly taking turns to shoot each other while wearing a bulletproof vest
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Two men arrested for allegedly taking turns to shoot each other while wearing a bulletproof vest

Charles Ferris instructed Christopher Hicks to shoot him in the chest with a semi-automatic gun while they were drinking at home last Sunday night.

Two men arrested for allegedly taking turns to shoot each other while wearing a bulletproof vest

Two men in Rogers, Arkansas were arrested for taking turns shooting each other while the other wore a bulletproof vest, law-enforcement officials said.

Charles Ferris, 50, and his neighbour, 36-year-old Christopher Hicks, were drinking on the deck of Ferris' house on Sunday night when they came up with the idea to shoot each other in the chest with a .22 calibre semi-automatic rifle.

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According to the affidavit, Ferris had a bulletproof vest on and told Hicks to shoot him. The bullet hit the top left of Ferris' chest, and it hurt, but did not penetrate the vest, the affidavit said.

Both men were arrested for aggravated assault. Both were freed on $5,000 (R70,781.25).

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