Paulo Mendes flipped the safety off on the .44 Magnum, twisted it over in his hand checking the nickel finish, and kept tapping its cousin, a Colt 45, against his leg to the tune inside his head. He was beginning to think that Fábio and Ramon were taking their time robbing this bank. Now, he started pointing the .44 Magnum at his own reflection in the window, spinning the revolver and glancing back over his shoulder. The .44 Magnum slipped from his grip and he caught the trigger with his finger. Then he felt the bullet pass through his foot.
By Vincent Holland
Inspired by the case of a trigger-happy bank robber – www.metro.co.uk