Arizona police arrest man for shooting at the moon

PHOENIX Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:09pm EDT

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PHOENIX (Reuters) - A marijuana smoker was arrested in Arizona after shooting at the moon with a handgun and wrestling with officers who were called by his girlfriend to subdue him, authorities said on Wednesday.

Police went to a home in Prescott Valley, about 85 miles north of Phoenix, late last Friday where the woman told them her partner had fired several shots into the air after telling her and her teenage son he had seen Halley's Comet.

Prescott Valley police spokesman Sergeant Brandon Bonney said Cameron Read, 39, was arrested after a struggle and admitted firing multiple times and "trying to shoot the moon."

Bonney said Read also confessed to smoking marijuana before the incident, and told officers he had not wanted to hurt anyone.

He is being held in Yavapai County Jail on felony charges of unlawful discharge of a firearm, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and endangerment, and a misdemeanor count of criminal damage. It was not immediately clear if he has an attorney.

(Reporting by David Schwartz; Editing by Daniel Wallis and Jim Loney)

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Trasker wrote:
Something tells me that there was more than marijuana involved.

Jun 11, 2014 5:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BlueOkie wrote:
He should have gone to Colorado to do his shooting – both of them

Jun 12, 2014 8:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Trasker wrote:
Reuters comment system is broken. Repost from 2013, 2012, 2011.

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