Accidental Death with Tear Gas Pen Gun: A Case Report

    Volume 20, Issue 4 (October 1975)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1975

    Page Count: 6


    Smialek, JE
    Fellow in forensic pathology and Assistant Medical Examiner, Office of the Medical Examiner of Wayne County, Detroit, Mich.

    Ratanaproeksa, O
    Fellow in forensic pathology and Assistant Medical Examiner, Office of the Medical Examiner of Wayne County, Detroit, Mich.

    Spitz, WU
    Chief Medical Examiner of Wayne County and associate professor of pathology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.

    (Received 10 April 1975; accepted 3 April 1975)

    Abstract

    National attention has recently been drawn to the increasing use of tear gas pen guns [1]. The Federal Aviation Administration was reported to have seized an estimated 3000 to 5000 of these weapons from persons boarding aircraft. Most of these seized weapons were reported to have been converted to fire regular ammunition. The use of tear gas pen guns as firearms of different caliber has been previously described by Stahl and Davis [2]. A significant hazard potential exists for the carrier of such a weapon as well as for those around him, as will be demonstrated in the case presented in this article.


    Paper ID: JFS10322J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10322J

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    Title Accidental Death with Tear Gas Pen Gun: A Case Report
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