IA: Police cite backyard squirrel hunter in Urbandale
October 22, 2012
An Urbandale man clad in camouflage was reportedly hunting
squirrels in his backyard Friday morning, Urbandale police said.
John Erickson was reportedly firing a pellet gun at squirrels
in a tree on his property. The 23-year-old man did not say why he
was shooting them, said Officer Randy Peterson, police spokesman.
Erickson did tell police, however, that he had to shoot the critters
in the head to kill them, Peterson said.
Erickson was cited
for discharging a weapon within city limits, a simple misdemeanor.
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