Skip to comments.Arizona Man Arrested After Shooting at the Moon, High on Marijuana
Posted on 06/12/2014 1:31:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A man was arrested by Prescott Valley police after he shot his handgun in a residence and claimed he was shooting at the moon.
On Friday, a 49-year-old woman called police because her boyfriend had fired shots from a handgun and was still armed at the time, according to the Prescott Valley Police Department.
Officers arrived at a residence near Robert Road and Loos Drive where they confronted 39-year-old Cameron Read.
Read initially refused to leave the residence, but eventually exited and resisted arrest before being taken into custody by force, according to police.
The victims told police Read had commented about seeing Halleys Comet, and shortly after, began firing out a window.
The victims heard several shots before fleeing the residence.
Read later told officials he was not trying to harm anyone, but was shooting at the moon. He also admitted to smoking marijuana before the shooting.
No victims were injured.
Read was booked into Yavapai County Jail and faces seven charges including criminal damage, disorderly conduct and endangerment.
Duh, Hold Ma Beer!
(Except that it was opium, and he said, "Hey, dad! I was only funnin' ...")
I used to shoot at the moon ... with my BB gun.
“Shoot for the Moon” is just an expression, buddy.
Ha, like Curly Bill in Tombstone. “OOOwwwwwooohhhhh! I feel just capitol!”
I think it was Opium though.
“Oh shucks Fred... don’t mind me... I’m just funning”
lol - that’s what I thought. It’s FOR the moon, not AT. One little word can mean so much.
“If you shoot it, you have to clean it.”
Technically, I think he had been smoking stupid for a long time before that.
Compare him to the alternative eh.
So did he hit the target.....?????
I have a hard time playing Hearts when high! lol
He should have listened to Scotty, we canna change the laws of physics.
Nope; he hit the bong.
"On a similar front, police in the quiet upstate N.Y. town of
Bedford Falls have arrested an alleged college student for attempting
to secure & bring down our nearest celestial Neighbor, in violation of
existing U.N. statutes mandating shared ownership of Lunar resources "
Taking windage and elevation into account, you’d need to aim pretty high.
It would have never happened if only the moon had minded its own business and not stared at Dewey . . .
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