Big fines for mates in Jackass-style shooting

TWO mates charged over a drunken Jackass-style prank that left one with a booty full of bullets have appeared in court.

Christopher Silvio, 31, from Upper Coomera presented to the Gold Coast University Hospital on May 11 after he allowed his mate from Sunnybank Hills, 27-year-old Ryan Lewis, to shoot him twice in the buttocks with an air-rifle.

The pair were allegedly drunk and reenacting a scene from the television show Jackass.


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Channel Seven reporter Bianca Stone was in Southport Magistrates Court today and said the duo pleaded guilty to their charges.

The court heard that Mr Lewis was embarrassed and left surprised at how deep the bullets lodged into his mates buttocks.

“The shooter says it was ‘a stupid act fuelled by stupidity’ … he’s since given up alcohol,” Bianca tweeted.

Mr Silvio is still nursing the bullets in his buttocks which were unable to be removed.

The pair were blasted by the magistrate and issued with fines totaling a combined $4500 before being sent on their way without a recorded conviction.