Crime A sleeping man dreamed someone broke into his home. He fired at the "intruder" and shot himself, authorities say.

The Helper

Necromancy Power over 9000
Staff member
Reaction score
A 62-year-old man is facing firearms charges in Illinois after authorities say he accidentally shot himself in the leg in his sleep —while dreaming that he was defending himself against an "intruder" in his home.

The man, identified as Mark Dicara of Lake Barrington, used a .357 Magnum revolver that he owned to fire the shot at around 9:50 p.m. on April 10, the Lake County government said in a news release issued on Tuesday. According to Lake County sheriff's deputies, on the night of the incident Dicara dreamed someone was breaking into his home, and retrieved the gun to shoot at whomever he believed was the "intruder."

But, when he fired the revolver, Dicara shot himself in the leg instead and woke from the dream, a subsequent investigation found. Authorities also confirmed during the probe that an attempted burglary did not happen at Dicara's residence, and there was no intruder on his property.

During the investigation that followed, authorities realized that Dicara owned and used the revolver despite not having a Firearm Owners Identification card, which is mandatory in Illinois in order to legally possess a gun. Authorties said Dicara's identification card had previously been revoked, although they did not share details as to why. The Lake County State's Attorney's Office approved two charges for Dicara, for possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card and reckless discharge of a firearm. They are considered Class 3 and Class 4 felonies, respectively.

Another reason to NEVER call the cops unless you ABSOLUTELY have to and to NOT talk to them unless you are under arrest and then only when you have your lawyer. It is bad enough that the guy shot himself now he has to felony charges against him as well.
Yeah but what's he got to do? He turns up at any hospital to treat the wounds, people start asking questions
The second call they make after they call the ambulance is their attorney :) We are talking 2 felonies here that is no joke.
General chit-chat
Help Users

      The Helper Discord

      Members online


      Hive Workshop NUON Dome World Editor Tutorials

      Network Sponsors

      Apex Steel Pipe - Buys and sells Steel Pipe.