Guns gone wrong: vest test ends in arrests

Posted at 7:40 PM, Apr 03, 2019
Christopher Hicks and Charles Eugene Ferris
courtesy: NBC

(KNWA/NBC News) Arkansas police have arrested two men after they took turns shooting one another while wearing a bullet-resistant vest.

Charles Eugene Ferris, 50, and Christopher Hicks, 36, were arrested Monday.

A sheriff’s deputy was called to Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas after Ferris arrived for treatment, saying he’d been shot multiple times while wearing a bulletproof vest.

Authorities say Ferris told an elaborate story to try and cover up the truth, claiming a gunman had fired several shots at him from the edge of a tree line on Highway 12.

He later admitted he had been drinking on his back deck with Hicks and wanted Hicks to shoot him with the vest on.

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