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Accidental Gunshot Wound Leads To Wounded Man's Arrest

A man sporting a bloody hand in the lobby of a Motel 6 said Monday his wound came from an accidental gunshot.

The sheriff's department came to the scene of the Carpinteria motel and the man was rushed to Santa Barbara's Cottage Hospital.

The bullet was lodged in a mattress in the back room on the property, but that wasn't the only problem.

Investigator's say the weapon involved was stolen from Ventura and the unidentified man was from Santa Barbara.

The case is being turned over to the district attorney's office where a charge of possessing a stolen firearm is expected.