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Fire-in-the-Hole: Man Accidentally Cannonballs Neighbor's House

By Sandy Sand     Sep 9, 2009 in Lifestyle
It was a blast from the past when a Pennsylvania man, who is a history buff and recreates firearms used in past wars, accidentally shot a two-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor’s house.
Police said the two-inch in diameter cannonball fired by William Maser, 54, in the yard of his Georges Township home, ricocheted off an object, crashed through a window and wall and landed in a closet of the neighbor’s home, which was about 400 yards away.
Maser was charged by state police with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
No one was hurt in the incident.
Maser told WPXI-TV that recreating 19th Century cannons has been a passion of his for many years. He said he was deeply sorry that the errant missile found its mark and his next door neighbor’s home was damaged, but relieved that no one was injured.
He also promised not to fire any more antique weapons on his property, which is about 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
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