Updated: June 15, 2014 6:16AM
A 30-year-old Mokena man accidentally shot himself in the leg while arming himself before meeting with a couple who had contacted him through Craigslist about buying his bicycle, police said.
Kenneth Dangman III, 10157 Kirkstone Way, Court B, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm following the April 28 incident, according to police.
They said Dangman invited the couple to his mother’s house in the 11900 block of 195th Street to see the bicycle. After ordering his mother to stay inside, Dangman entered a minivan in the driveway with the handgun in his waistband and the gun discharged, shooting him in the thigh, police said.
Dangman’s mother told police that the buyers left shortly after the shooting when she told them she had called 911.
When police arrived, Dangman was bleeding inside the garage and his mother was treating his wound, according to police. They said the gun, a Glock semi-automatic pistol, had been secured in a locked case before police arrived.
Police said Dangman has a valid firearm owner’s ID card but not a concealed carry permit. The bullet was later discovered in the floor of the van between the driver’s seat and center console.
Dangman was treated at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.