Upstate New York Man Who Doesn't Like Doctors Wraps Wounded Hand in Duct Tape - NBC New York

Upstate New York Man Who Doesn't Like Doctors Wraps Wounded Hand in Duct Tape

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    Upstate New York Man Who Doesn't Like Doctors Wraps Wounded Hand in Duct Tape

    Authorities are investigating an apparent accidental shooting that left an upstate New York man with a hand wound that he wrapped in duct tape because he has an aversion to doctors.

    Police in Glens Falls say 56-year-old Carl Critelli was drinking with friends late at night this week when one of them started passing around his .32-caliber handgun.

    The gun went off, sending a bullet tore through Critelli's left hand and causing serious damage to two fingers. Critelli told The Post-Star of Glens Falls that he didn't seek medical help because he doesn't like doctors.

    Instead, he put bandages on the wound and wrapped it with duct tape.

    The 45-year-old man who owned the gun was charged Wednesday after telling police what happened.

    Police convinced Critelli to go to a hospital for treatment.

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