Samuel Waychaster, Gustavious Kelley and Wesley Phillips spent 5 April 1919 getting drunk. While walking north on Merchant Street near 100 North in American Fork, Utah, Waychaster pulled a pistol from his trousers and began firing it into the air. Unfortunately for him, he pulled the trigger a little too soon on the fourth shot because the barrel was still pointed at his head.
He laid dying on the ground after the 2 a.m. discharge while his friends lay passed out in an alcoholic stupor rather than offering him any assistance. Yet, another demonstration of the false wisdom of choosing to imbibe in alcohol.
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