DM – A woman cooking herself a snack has been wounded after the bullets her roommate left inside the oven exploded and sprayed her with shrapnel. Aalaya Walker, 18, preheated the oven of her apartment in Tampa, Florida, on Monday to make herself waffles – not knowing that Javarski ‘JJ’ Sandy, 25, had stashed his pistol magazine with four live rounds in the appliance. Ms Walker was hit in the chest and the leg by shrapnel from at least one round. Mr Sandy, who legally owns a .45-caliber Glock 21 semiautomatic pistol, told police he took the magazine out of his gun and put it in the oven. He put the gun itself in a drawer, according to the Tampa Bay Times. He never explained to officers why he put the clip with four live rounds in the oven. Police determined that Mr Sandy, who works at WalMart, had committed no crime. He was not charged. Ms Walker said she picked brass shell casing fragments out of her skin as she rode the bus to the hospital.
“Don’t worry folks — you’ve done nothing wrong. This is Florida! Just be careful next time you’re hiding the bullets to your drawer gun in the toaster oven because these things tend to happen. Exactly how my uncle died last year — only it was leftover Papa John’s instead of waffles. At my place we keep a system now: the bullets to the drawer gun go in the safe, the bullets to the fridge gun go in microwave, and the bullets to the microwave gun go in the drawer. But I know what you’re thinking, ‘hey Cap, isn’t it unsafe to keep bullets in the microwave?’ Well here’s the thing — nobody pre-heats a microwave! They’ll see those bullets right away. Been usin this system for about four months now and have zero accidents…that have required hospital visits. Really, the bullet barely grazed him.