Surfer Injured In First Shark Attack Of 2009

by staff on January 6, 2009

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A surfer was rushed to the hospital yesterday after suffering a shark inflicted gunshot wound on Harbor Drive in Downtown San Diego.

The shark followed 41-year-old Brian Smith in a taxi from Point Loma to 2732 Harbor Drive where he shot Smith in the knee. The shark was apparently angered when Smith accidently bumped him on the nose with his board while surfing that morning.  Unable to attack Smith in the water, the shark, armed with a 9mm handgun, decided to hail a cab to chase after Smith.

Smith is being hospitalized at Pomerado Hospital in Poway where he is reported to be in stable, yet hilarious condition.  This is seventh shark attack in three years to end in a gunshot wound.  Surfers are now being advised to purchase bullet proof wetsuits to prevent similar incidents from happening.

The shark is currently being detained at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla until his court date.  The Birch Aquarium is used to house many underwater felons including a starfish that molested five jellyfish at the same time, and an otter addicted to heroin.

{ 3 comments }

David January 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm

I hear the cab driver was mauled by the shark when he didn’t have change for a fin.

Michelle January 8, 2009 at 11:10 am

I think I know that guy.

Sharky April 7, 2009 at 2:24 pm

This story is pretty fishy…

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