Michael Smeriglio in Port St. Lucie, Florida was cleaning his new gun when he accidentally pulled the trigger.
The bullet lodged itself in his thigh after traveling through his genitals, according to WTSP.
At first, Smeriglio - now recovering from the injury - lied to police claiming another person shot him before admitting he did it himself.
Investigating the scene of the accident, police found marijuana in the house leading to the arrest of 22-year-old homeowner Joseph Lamar James.
Last year, Joshua Seto shot himself in the penis while grocery shopping in Chandler, Arizona.
The 33-year-old security guard was caught illegally carrying a gun without a licence.
The gunshot from his .38-calibre weapon prompted a nearby resident to contact authorities at around 8am, reports theTrinidad and Tobago Guardian.
When police arrived, they found the man bleeding in his car.
He received treatment at San Fernando General Hospital under police guard.
It is not the first time a man has shot his own penis. An 18-year-old in Florida accidentally fired while cleaning his weapon last year, while an Arizona man shot himself in the groin with his fiancée's pink pistol in 2011.
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