Two men were arrested in Arkansas this week after allegedly taking turns shooting each other while wearing a bulletproof vest, a police report has said.
Charles Eugene Ferris, age 50, and Christopher Hicks, age 36, were arrested on Monday. Ferris was admitted to hospital late Sunday night with a red spot on his upper chest. Leslie Ferris, the man’s wife, told police that he had been drinking outside their home with his neighbor when she heard gunfire. When confronted by police, he confirmed they were drinking and playing with a bullet-resistant vest. After asking Hicks to shoot him, he was hit in the chest with a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, leaving the mark. Ferris became angery and then “unloaded the clip” into Hicks, who was wearing the vest. The friend was struck five times in the back. None of the bullets pierced the vest. The two men are currently scheduled to appear in court on May 13.