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A man learned the hard way that just because you are friends doesn't mean you can lie in any old bed.
A Sandy man was charged Tuesday in 3rd District Court for assault, a second-degree felony for shooting his friend in the leg for lying in his bed the day after Thanksgiving, according to court documents.
The man became angry when the other man was lying in his bed at his house in Sandy. The two so-called friends fought and the bed owner asked the man to leave. As the man was leaving the house, the bed owner pointed a gun at the man and said, "Give me one good reason why I shouldn't shoot you in the foot or shin," according to the charges.
The man tried to calm the other down and mentioned that he called police. The bed owner shot the man in shin and ran back toward his house.
Medical officials said the man's shin bones were shattered and would require a rod inserted in his leg, according to the charges.