Man Injures Himself After Setting Booby-Trap

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A North Carolina man has suffered a severe arm injury after getting shot by his own booby trap. 

Cleveland County authorities say the 68-year-old was caught in his own trap around 11:30 Monday morning. 

Edwin Smith booby-trapped his back door with a shotgun, only to have the contraption backfire on him.

When he opened the door to feed some squirrels, the weapon discharged and struck Smith’s right arm.

He was taken to an area hospital to be treated.

During his 9-1-1 call, Smith repeatedly exclaimed how fearful he was of losing his life to the gunshot wound.

“I have a trip wire and I opened up the door and the trip wire went off and blew my arm off. I’m gonna die! I’m in the driveway. I’m gonna die. Tell everybody I love them, okay?”

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