An Illinois man has been charged after police say he accidentally shot himself while dreaming about a burglary at his home.
The man has been identified as Mark Dicara,62, of Lake Barrington.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened around 9:50 p.m. on April 10. On that night, Dicara had a dream that someone was breaking into his home. He retrieved his .357 Magnum revolver and fired a single shot at the person he believed was the intruder.
But, Dicara ended up shooting himself in the leg and immediately woke up from the dream.
Investigators found no evidence of a burglary, the sheriff’s office said in the statement.
Officers arrived on the scene to find Dicara suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. First responders had to use a tourniquet to stop the bleeding before transporting him to a local hospital for treatment.
Authorities say the bullet went through Dicara’s leg and into his bed. No one else was harmed.
Dicara was arrested Monday and charged with possessing a firearm with a revoked Firearm Owners Identification and reckless discharge of a firearm. He was released after posting $150,000 bond.