Looks like he needs to start sending out his resumes he's got a bright future in Law Enforcment FORT MYERS: A security guard shot himself in the hand Wednesday after a deputy inquired about why the guard's gun was in its holster with the hammer cocked. Paul Melendez was on the job at the La Mexicana supermarket on Ortiz Avenue when Deputy David Scozzafava stopped in. The deputy asked why the gun was cocked and Melendez reportedly told him it was OK, because the safety was on. Melendez, 36, then began to pull the gun from the holster, as Scozzafava repeatedly yelled "No!", trying to get the man to leave the weapon where it was. As he removed the gun, it went off, hitting Melendez in the hand just below the little finger on his left hand. Deputies say Melendez suffered a cut and burns to his hand and drove himself to the hospital for treatment.