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DUBLIN, Calif. — An East Dublin family is no doubt still stunned by a cannonball blast that hit their home. The TV show "MythBusters" was firing cannonball at the Alameda County Sheriff's Department bomb range behind the Santa Rita Jail on Tuesday when it misfired.
Sheriff's spokesman J.D. Nelson told the Contra Costa Times ( http://(link tracking not allowed)/umCZnD ) that no one was injured and the home's residents didn't even wake up until the dust was settled - literally on top of them. After tearing through the home, the cannonball smashed through a window of a parked minivan a few hundred feet away.
Nelson is also a consultant for the Discovery Channel TV show. He says producers have used the cannon that they built at the range more than 50 times without incident.