A Lake Barrington man who shot himself in the leg because he had a dream that someone was breaking into his house is now facing felony charges of unauthorized possession and discharge of a firearm.
The man reportedly told police in April that he climbed out of bed while still asleep, took a loaded revolver off his nightstand, and then shot himself.
Investigators discovered Mark M. Dicara, 62, had a revoked FOID card and was not authorized to possess the pistol with which he had shot himself, leading them to charge him with two felonies: reckless discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card.
The tweet below verifies the news:
An Illinois man shot himself in his sleep with a .357 Magnum while he was dreaming about an intruder breaking into his home, officials say. https://t.co/D16ok87iYw
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) June 14, 2023
He made a cash payment of $15,000, or 10% of the $150,000 bail amount, to get out of jail on June 9 after a Lake County court imposed it.
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According to Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Dicara contacted 911 at 9:50 p.m. on April 10 to say he had shot himself. When sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home, they immediately put a tourniquet on Dicara’s bleeding leg. After that, Dicara was brought to a hospital.
After thereafter, according to Covelli, investigators sought to ascertain Dicara’s legal ownership of the weapon.
Dicara must return to court on June 29.
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