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article imageCanadian man injured after shooting propane tank

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By Ken Wightman     Apr 21, 2010 in Lifestyle
A movie stunt that has captured the interest of television's Mythbusters and YouTube users --- exploding a propane tank with a well-placed bullet --- proved to be as foolish a move as one might imagine for two Perth County men Monday.
James Bond could do it. Smart money says police chief Martin Brody of Jaws could do it. But Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of Mythbusters had to resort to an M134 before they succeeded. Folks of questionable intelligence have posted the stunt to YouTube. Now two chaps in Southwestern Ontario have joined the ranks of those who have exploded a propane tank by simply shooting it.
Two Perth County men were injured Monday when the propane tank they were reportedly using for target practice exploded from the impact injuring one of the marksmen. The injured man was taken to Stratford General Hospital, where he was released after treatment for injuries received when struck by pieces from the exploding tank.
Of course shooting at a propane tank is frowned on, and even if not successful will earn an Oh-Oh-This-Was-Stupid exclamation.
It will also attract the interest of the police, who are continuing their investigation of the incident.
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