A stunt from a 90s Western movie went horribly wrong when a Florida man tried to reenact elaborate gunplay — and shot and killed his sister during her birthday party.
Eric Stayton took a cue from the 1993 flick “Tombstone,” in which actor Michael Biehn, as Johnny Ringo, twirls his pistol during a barroom showdown with Val Kilmer, playing Doc Holliday.
Stayton turned the birthday celebration into a crime scene Saturday night when he accidentally shot his sister, 39-year-old Renee, Chaires, while she was standing next to her 23-year-old daughter and surrounded by about a dozen friends and relatives, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.
Both Chaires, a hair stylist, and her daughter were celebrating their birthdays.
Stayton was twirling his gun in the air, and as he attempted to put the weapon in his holster, it slipped from his hand, struck the concrete floor and fired.
I guess this time they can blame Hollywood movies and they’d be partially correct.