Be careful who you say "Boo!" to

September 22, 2009 10:17:17 AM PDT
Be careful who you say "Boo!" to. A Bandera County jailer was shot in the thigh after he jumped out and roared at a deputy in a darkened room at Bandera County Sheriff's Department office.

Chief Deputy Don Berger says Deputy A.J. Griffin shot 22-year-old Daniel Spengler before dawn Sunday. Spengler was airlifted to Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio for treatment.

Berger says the 36-year-old deputy "reverted to his training" when the jailer jumped at him, shooting Spengler once, then giving him first aid.

Griffin is on paid leave until the Texas Rangers complete their investigation. Berger says Spengler's wound does not appear to be life-threatening, but he faces possible disciplinary action after he recovers.

Bandera is about 40 miles west of San Antonio.

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