A 55 year old South Dakota man, named Earl F. Ellwanger Jr, keen on disproving a key point made in an episode of C.S.I. was killed in 2007 after shooting himself in the stomach. The man was trying to prove that a woman featured in the episode could indeed shoot herself in the stomach, despite a script that showed otherwise. "He decided to show that the program was incorrect and didn't realize the shotgun was loaded," said Fall River County Sheriff Jeff Tarrell. Ellwanger was taken by ambulance to Minnekahta Junction where the ambulance was met by a Black Hills Life Flight aircraft, which flew him to Regional Hospital.
Sadly he did not make it but like any other man would be I am sure that in his last moments he was very proud of himself for proving his point!