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Rentacop 09-05-2009 02:13 AM

A Really Big Negligent Shot
 
Pa. man fires cannon, hits neighbor's house - Yahoo! News

UNIONTOWN, Pa. A Pennsylvania history buff who recreates firearms from old wars accidentally fired a 2-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor's home. William Maser, 54, fired a cannonball Wednesday evening outside his home in Georges Township that ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away. The cannonball, about two inches in diameter, smashed through a window and a wall before landing in a closet. Authorities said nobody was hurt.

skullcrusher 09-05-2009 03:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Rentacop (Post 155597)
Pa. man fires cannon, hits neighbor's house - Yahoo! News

UNIONTOWN, Pa. A Pennsylvania history buff who recreates firearms from old wars accidentally fired a 2-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor's home. William Maser, 54, fired a cannonball Wednesday evening outside his home in Georges Township that ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away. The cannonball, about two inches in diameter, smashed through a window and a wall before landing in a closet. Authorities said nobody was hurt.

Idiots are born every minute.

CA357 09-05-2009 03:24 AM

Accidental discharge? Negligent discharge? Or just another fool? I'm putting my money on ND and fool for all the money.

IGETEVEN 09-05-2009 05:15 AM

The scene was probably similar to F Troop. The fuse probably went out and he kicked the canon wheel and the wheel fell of, causing the canon to fall and to fire in a different direction, hitting the neighbor's house. :D :rolleyes:

Jack

RL357Mag 09-05-2009 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by IGETEVEN (Post 155686)
The scene was probably similar to F Troop. The fuse probably went out and he kicked the canon wheel and the wheel fell of, causing the canon to fall and to fire in a different direction, hitting the neighbor's house. :D :rolleyes:

Jack


LOL - F-Troop! Just had a visual of that scene...

layton 09-05-2009 06:19 PM

Well as I was always told, ACCIDENTS DON'T JUST HAPPEN! Some one has to iniiate the said accident.


Layton

Rentacop 09-06-2009 09:16 PM

Can you top that shot ? Sadly enough, we can :
Link : Russian Warship Attacks Russian Village - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty 2009
5/29/09
From Radio Liberty :
Here's one from the "oops" department.

A Russian antisubmarine warship participating in military exercises in the Gulf of Finland accidentally fired a salvo of missiles into the village of Pesochnoye, near St. Petersburg.

Russian news agencies cited a Russian Navy spokesman as saying that a total of 10 missiles were accidentally fired at the village. Remarkably nobody was injured and the only damage was a broken car window.

BigByrd47119 09-06-2009 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Rentacop (Post 156174)
Can you top that shot ? Sadly enough, we can :
Link : Russian Warship Attacks Russian Village - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty 2009
5/29/09
From Radio Liberty :
Here's one from the "oops" department.

A Russian antisubmarine warship participating in military exercises in the Gulf of Finland accidentally fired a salvo of missiles into the village of Pesochnoye, near St. Petersburg.

Russian news agencies cited a Russian Navy spokesman as saying that a total of 10 missiles were accidentally fired at the village. Remarkably nobody was injured and the only damage was a broken car window.

Maybe we dont need to worry about the Russians after all :eek:

gorknoids 09-06-2009 10:17 PM

Having met the Russian Navy, I can assure you that the most amazing aspect of this story is that the missiles actually worked.
As for the cannon-cocker, he needs to go directly to jail. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200.00.

cpttango30 09-07-2009 02:37 AM

Watched a battery of M109a6 Palidin Howitzers get turned backwards at Ft. Hood and start loobing LIVE 155mm rounds off post in to a guys back yard. Thank god his yard was almost 3 acres. They did however take out a cherry tree that the man had planted in memory of his son that got taken by cancer at the ripe old age of 17 years old.


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