Man injured after accidentally springing his own booby trap

A North Carolina man was shot when he accidentally sprung his own booby trap when he went to feed the squirrels outside his back door.
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A North Carolina man was shot when he accidentally sprung his own booby trap when he went to feed the squirrels outside his back door.

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A man in Cleveland County, North Carolina, was seriously hurt after he was shot by his own booby trap.

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Edwin Smith booby-trapped a back door with a shotgun and posted an abrasive warning sign for intruders.

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He opened the door at about 11:30 a.m. to feed squirrels. The trap was sprung and he was struck in the arm. He is recovering in a hospital.