He wanted to get his wedding ring off his finger in the worst possible way.
And authorities say a federal prison guard seems to have found the worst possible way to do that.
The guard has been charged with shooting his own finger in a drunken attempt to remove his wedding band during an argument with his wife at their home.
A criminal complaint says police were called to a northwestern Pennsylvania home earlier this month and were met by Alfredo Malespini III.
He told reporters he was trying to get rid of his wedding ring and decided to shoot it off his finger.
Unlike the gun he used, the idea was half-cocked.
Police say the bullet badly mangled Malespini's finger -- but didn't remove the ring.