TAMPA, Florida — In most cases, an accidental discharge at a strip club won’t land you behind bars.
But a Florida gangster has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison for accidentally shooting a .40 caliber handgun in the restroom of a St. Petersburg strip club while taking a selfie, authorities said.
Rorn Sorn, 34, went to Club Lust in December with a pal and went into the restroom. A guard then heard a gunshot a few minutes and spotted Sorn and his friend leaving the room, federal prosecutors said.
When the guard asked if they had fired a gun, Sorn responded: “It was an accident, man. I as just trying to take a selfie.” Club employees spotted a bullet hole in the bathroom mirror that went through the wall into the ladies’ room.
A search revealed that Sorn was carrying the gun, marijuana and Xanax pills. Sorn, who is a member of the Asian Pride Gang, had numerous prior convictions, including for burglary and attempted first degree murder, which makes it illegal for him to carry a gun.
As a result, Sorn pleaded guilty to illegal firearms possession in April.