Booze, Drugs, and AK-47s: Target Practice Goes Awry

Ohio men accidentally shoot up neighbors' houses
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Fondue
Posted Jan 17, 2013 11:32 AM CST
Booze, Drugs, and AK-47s: Target Practice Goes Awry
You probably shouldn't shoot one of these while drunk.   (Shutterstock)

Residents of an Ohio town found themselves running for cover yesterday afternoon, when their neighbors unwittingly sprayed their homes with bullets while target shooting with AK-47s, police tell ABC 5. Police responded to 911 calls reporting gunfire at about 2:24, according to the Medina-Gazette, and found themselves dodging bullets as they tried to figure out where the shots were originating—one reports "hearing rounds go over my head."

Eventually, they found Mark Borinino and R. Daniel Volpone. "They were drinking alcohol, they had some drugs on them, and they were just outside, in their backyard shooting paper targets," one sergeant says. "They felt because they were shooting at a downward angle, that it would have been OK." Instead bullets ricocheted off the ground and over hills, hitting at least two homes about 500 yards away. One house was hit twice, with one shot embedding it in a microwave in the kitchen. Bornino and Volpone have been arrested, and face felony charges. (Read more target practice stories.)

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