Illinois Man Shoots Himself While Dreaming of Shooting a Burglar

DATELINE: LAKE BARRINGTON, Ill. — A Lake Barrington man with a revoked FOID (Firearm Owners Identification Card) shot himself while having a dream that an intruder was breaking into his home, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

After arriving at the home, the deputies found Mark Dicara, 62, with a wound to his leg, authorities said. Deputies applied a tourniquet to stop the blood loss and he was then transported to an area hospital for treatment, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators said Dicara had a dream that someone was breaking into his home, prompting him to grab his .357 Magnum revolver and shoot at what he thought was an intruder.


The round he fired passed through his leg and had lodged itself into his bedding.

Dicara had a revoked FOID card, yet was still in possession of the gun, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card and reckless discharge of a firearm, both felonies.

A warrant was issued for Dicara on June 9 with a Lake County judge setting the bond for his warrant at $150,000. Dicara was arrested on June 12.

He posted bond and is supposed to return to court June 29.

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