Two men arrested after reportedly shooting each other while wearing bulletproof vests 4 months ago

Two men arrested after reportedly shooting each other while wearing bulletproof vests

This happened in the United States of America, obviously

A man who asked his friend to shoot him in the chest while wearing a bulletproof vest got "pissed" that it hurt and shot his friend five times in the back, according to police.

Charles Eugene Ferris and Christopher Hicks were drinking alcohol on the porch of Ferris' Arkansas home when they decided to test out the effectiveness of their vests.

Local TV station KHBS report that a police affidavit outlines how Ferris, 50, asked Hicks, 36, to shoot him with a .22 calibre semi-automatic rifle. The bullet was stopped by the vest but the impact left a painful red mark.


After getting "pissed" at the mark on his chest, Ferris reportedly shot the remaining five bullets in the chamber into the back of his neighbour - who was also wearing a protective vest. None of them penetrated the vest but all left distinctive red marks.

At this point, Ferris' wife is said to have demanded he go to hospital, at which point he decided to lie about how he took the damage.

It's reported he told a police officer that he was protecting a male "asset" from a man in a white suit, getting paid $200 to do so before the "asset" began firing at him, leaving the marks.

Ferris' wife then revealed the truth to the authorities and the two men were arrested on Monday, on suspicion of aggravated assault, before being released a day later on a $5,000 bond and no-contact order.