Fayette County man fires cannonball through neighbor's house
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Police said a man in Georges Township, Fayette County, fired a metal cannon that sent a two-pound lead ball into his neighbor's house.
William Edward Maser, 54, fired the cannon in his yard on Tent Church Road Wednesday evening, said Trooper Brian Burden of the Pennsylvania State Police. He said he was not sure how regularly Mr. Maser fired his cannon.
The cannon shot a lead ball through the side of his neighbor's house, breaking a window and traveling through a wall before landing in a clothes closet. No one was injured.
The cannon is an 80-pound homemade replica of cannons used during the French and Indian War. It has been impounded as evidence.
Mr. Maser regularly participates in battle re-enactments, Trooper Burden said.
He has been charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and disorderly conflict.
First Published September 3, 2009 10:07 pm