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Pa. man fires cannon, hits neighbor’s house

September 4th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Pa. man fires cannon, hits neighbor’s house

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — 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.

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Pa. man fires cannon, hits neighbor’s house

Is this story *funny*? Of course it’s funny, in a really stupid kind of way.

What kind of IDIOT loads and fires a CANNON BALL? Firing a blank for a demo is one thing, and folks, I AM a serious gun owner and sport shooter, but to fire a CANNON BALL?? C’mon, this guy is an irresponsible loon.

Don’t try this at home kids!

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