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Man asks for condom, gets shot in groin

Police say a man was shot in the genitals, after asking another man for a condom.
Police say a man was shot in the genitals, after asking another man for a condom.
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Updated: 8/17/2009 4:02 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- This is the story people are logging on to ActionNewsJax.com to read. A man asking for a condom is shot in the area he needed the condom for. 

We talked to the man who called 911 when the victim came banging on his door.  Victor Porter had a really hard time keeping a straight face as he was telling us what the victim said to him.
  
"I heard him telling the police he was asking for a condom," said Porter. Porter can laugh about it today, but last night was no laughing matter. He says Sheldon Siplin came banging on his door, pleading for him to open it and help him.

"I just know he banged on my door and said he got shot..."He said he got shot in his penis and I told them on 911 and I saw the blood on his pants," said Porter.

Police say Siplin was on the basketball court in a northside neighborhood early Thursday morning. They say Siplin went up to a man, was shot by someone in a nearby wooded area and then ran for help.
   
Porter says he's just glad he was there. "He thanked me for saving his life by opening the door and letting him come in I'd do that for anybody," said Porter.
 
So far police haven't made any arrests in this case. They don't even have a suspect description. Siplin's injuries are not life threatening.
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