Police: Man, 66, Shoots Skateboarder (Southern Calvert Gazette, May 2011)
One Southern Maryland homeowner has found a solution for pesky kids on his lawn.
According to the article, Charles Joseph Armiger, 66, of Solomons, Maryland, was charged with first-degree felony assault and second-degree assault, after he pepper sprayed a skateboarder who "called him a profane name." The victim was one of 7 or 8 juvenile skateboarders who were using profanities and b anging on the doors of several residents in the area. After the one juvenile was pepper sprayed, the rermaining group fled while Armiger went into his house and got his shotgun. Armiger told police that he fired the shotgun intending to scare the juveniles but hit one of them. The juvenile (it was unclear if he was the same person pepper sprayed) was struck just above the right knee.
Does this mean Texas no longer leads the way?