POLICE in Michigan have determined that a mishap involving a bra holster led to the death of a politician and pageant champion.
Christina Bond, a 55-year-old mother of two, fatally shot herself in the eye while attempting to secure her handgun.
“She was having trouble adjusting her bra holster, couldn’t get it to fit the way she wanted it to,” St Joseph public safety director Mark Clapp said. “She was looking down at it and accidentally discharged the weapon.”
Bond was rushed from her home on Lake Michigan after the incident, but died in a local hospital.
She was a Republican official, and an obituary in the Herald-Palladium newspaper said she served two tours as a member of the US Navy.
The obituary also described Bond as having been “on fire for the Lord”, and an active member of the Christian Motorcycle Association. She also won the 2013 Miss Michigan Figure Overall bodybuilding championship.
The owner of the Well Armed Woman store, Carrie Lightfoot, said last year that bra holsters were growing in popularity.
While the incident which led to Bond’s death occurred on New Year’s Day, police only released the details surrounding the shooting on Wednesday.
– The Telegraph