Bridgeport Man Accidentally Shoots Buttocks in Restaurant

A Bridgeport man reaching for his wallet accidentally shot himself in the buttocks on Friday night, police said. 

Michael Southmayd, told police he was dining with his family at Tazza on Post Road when his firearm discharged around 8:30 p.m.

Police said the man somehow took his firearm from a holster and pulled the trigger when he meant to take out his wallet from his pocket, police said. 

It is not clear if Southmayd will be charged for unlawful discharge. 

The 56-year-old has a carry permit and had not been drinking alcohol at the time of the incident. 

Southmayd was treated for non-life threatening injuries at St. Vincent's Medical Center. 

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