One way to impress a girl

MILWAUKEE (AP) - July 28, 2011

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.

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