Especially for a Milwaukee-area man.
Authorities charge Jordan Cardella had himself shot, in an effort to win sympathy from his ex-girlfriend.
But prosecutors say Cardella didn't shoot himself, because he's a felon and didn't want to touch a gun.
So, court records show he had another man do it, in exchange for money or pain pills.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the shooter and a friend of Cardella's have both been sentenced to two years probation and 100 hours of community service.
A charge against Cardella was dismissed.
The ex never did visit Cardella in the hospital.
The prosecutor this is "the most phenomenally stupid" case he's seen.