Two neighbors in Arkansas were arrested after drinking on the back porch led to donning a bullet-proof vest and shooting each other.

WREG reports that the incident occurred in Benton County, where 50-year-old Charles Eugene Ferris and 36-year-old Christopher Hicks drank then allegedly took turns wearing the bullet-proof vest.

Ferris allegedly asked Hicks to shoot him and then got mad because the shot hurt, even while wearing the vest. So he had Hicks wear the vest and he allegedly “unloaded the clip into [his] back.” Hicks was bruised, but no bullets penetrated.

The Insider reports Ferris eventually went to the hospital because of the pain associated with being shot and allegedly made up a story about being shot while protecting an “asset.” But Ferris’ wife told police the truth–that Ferris and Hicks were drinking, then took turns shooting each other–after which both men were “arrested over aggravated assault, a Class D felony.”

Both men were released on bond.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at

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