A woman cooking herself a snack has been wounded after the bullets her roommate left inside the oven exploded and sprayed her with shrapnel.
Aalaya Walker, 18, preheated the oven of her apartment in Tampa, Florida, on Monday to make herself waffles – not knowing that Javarski ‘JJ’ Sandy, 25, had stashed his pistol magazine with four live rounds in the appliance.
Ms Walker was hit in the chest and the leg by shrapnel from at least one round.
Mr Sandy, who legally owns a .45-caliber Glock 21 semiautomatic pistol, told police he took the magazine out of his gun and put it in the oven. He put the gun itself in a drawer, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
He never explained to officers why he put the clip with four live rounds in the oven.
Police determined that Mr Sandy, who works at WalMart, had committed no crime. He was not charged.
Ms Walker said she picked brass shell casing fragments out of her skin as she rode the bus to the hospital.