Jeffrey Price Barber, possessing perhaps the world's lousiest sense of humor, decided to play a little joke on his wife - by smearing himself with ketchup, then firing a .22 and letting her come in and find him all bloodied and supposedly dead.
Oops. His distraught wife called 911 and the police didn't find it very funny. They also took into account the fact that previous felony convictions prohibited him from even OWNING a firearm, of which there were plenty in his home. So now Jeffrey's sitting in the pen for five years.
In the immortal words of The Simpsons' character, Nelson: "HA, HA!"