Friday, July 25, 2008

The damn mower had it coming

Angry man shoots lawn mower for not starting:

MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee man was accused of shooting his lawn mower because it wouldn't start. Keith Walendowski, 56, was charged with felony possession of a short-barreled shotgun or or rifle and misdemeanor disorderly conduct while armed.

According to the criminal complaint, Walendowski said he was angry because his Lawn Boy wouldn't start Wednesday morning. He told police quote, "I can do that, it's my lawn mower and my yard so I can shoot it if I want."

A woman who lives at Walendowski's house reported the incident. She said he was intoxicated.

Walendowski could face up to an $11,000 fine and six years and three months in prison if convicted.
Indeed, it was his lawn mower and his yard. However, if you're going to shoot your lawn mower, it's probably best to not use your very illegal sawed off shotgun. Somehow I doubt the balance of that six year jail term is for the misdemeanor disorderly conduct while armed.