With the advent of Instagram and Facebook, the word ‘selfies’ will probably make it into the newest edition of Webster’s Dictionary. But when do selfies go too far? Tragically, a 21 year old man from Mexico has died while taking a selfie. How? He tried to pose with a gun!
Oscar Otero Aguilar was having a night out with his friends, drinking and having a good time. However, he decided that taking a selfie with a loaded gun would be a good idea, reports Proceso, a Mexican news site.
Many of us have tried juggling food, drinks or even a friend while trying to take a self portrait for Facebook. Unfortunately, for young Aguilar, he tried holding a loaded gun and his camera. The gun went off.
Police were called by the neighbour who heard the gun go off. He then rushed over to find Aguilar still alive; but by the time the police arrived, he was dead.
Omar Abner Campos Vives, one of Aguilar’s friends, was arrested while his other friend, ‘El Paco’, is on the run.
Even though there was an arrest, it appears the death was a fatal mistake. The safety was not on and the gun was loaded. Aguilar must have been unfamiliar with the safe use of firearms. Of course those who know how to use firearms safely would probably never pose with one aimed at their head. Even if it was unloaded.
Nobody knows where he got the gun but tragically, it was his last selfie.
Since the Oscars, selfies have gained momentum. Since A-listers were caught on twitter posing for a selfie, people have adopted this new fad. Phone companies are in a race to increase the mega-pixels on their front-facing cameras to make selfies more clear.
Although this is probably the first case of death while taking a selfie, people should always be reminded that technology should never be abused. There is no need to show off for a photo if it means your life!
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