One staple may cost New Jersey taxpayers more than $2 million.

Christopher Onesti collects a police disability pension for life because he stapled the ring finger of his non-shooting hand. State authorities ruled he is “totally and permanently disabled” – no longer able to handle a gun or perform duties as a New Jersey Transit cop.

Yet as a retiree, Onesti now visits firing ranges to shoot a high-powered rifle for fun between trips to the bank to cash nearly $46,000 a year in tax-free pension checks.