FLORIDA: Man shoots wife after mistaking her for burglar

(NY DAILY NEWS) – A Florida man accidentally shot his wife twice after he mistook her for a burglar in their home, police said.

Nathan and Allison Simmons, both 31, thought someone broke into their Orlando home Wednesday but went to sleep after finding out it was cleared, Winter Garden police said.

Allison Simmons woke up about 45 minutes later to go to the bathroom. She used the light from her cell phone to help guide her, according to WFTV.

Nathan Simmons woke up after his wife came out of the bathroom and shot her twice, thinking it was a burglar, before midnight, cops said.

She was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say the couple gave similar accounts about the incident Wednesday. Cops are treating the shooting as accidental and the couple isn’t facing any charges, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

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