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Pennsylvania Man Accidentally Fires Cannonball Into Neighbor's House

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posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 12:10 PM

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania history buff who recreates firearms from old wars accidentally fired a 2-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor's home.

Fifty-four-year-old William Maser fired a cannonball Wednesday evening outside his home in Georges Township that ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away.

The cannonball, about two inches in diameter, smashed through a window and a wall before landing in a closet. Authorities say nobody was hurt.

State police charged Maser with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

No one answered the phone Friday at Maser's home. He tells WPXI-TV recreating 19th century cannons is a longtime hobby. He says he is sorry and he will stop shooting them on his property, about 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Source: Fox News

Ahaha, I couldn't stop laughing at this!

I feel sorry for the poor guy, he lost his hobby. I wonder what the ball bounced off of?
I hope he at least offered to pay for the damages.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 01:19 PM
This is one of those stories the people in the house that got hit are going to repeat for ages.

That sounds totally awesome, although I'm not really surprised at the response.

I wonder who got to keep the cannonball.

[edit on 9/4/2009 by Kalapadea]

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