Squirrel, quite often, are a nuisance for homeowners with birdfeeders, but many choose to rig their feeders with an anti-squirrel device. However, one Menomonee Falls man decided to use a .22 caliber to quell his squirrel problem, and was arrested.
On Tuesday, Menomonee Falls Patch reported that police were called to a home on the W17000 block of Roger Avenue after a homeowner reported that a through his front door, drywall, and eventually landed in a closed door to a room in the center of his house. Although MFPD field technician couldn't find the projectile, he inferred that it was likely a .22 caliber rifle round.
The field tech was right.
On Wednesday night, officers interviewed residents in neighboring homes and their investigation led them to a suspect home. Police interviewed a 29-year-old male in a home in the same neighborhood, and he admitted to using a .22 caliber rifle to alleviate his squirrel problem.
The man said he’d been hunting for squirrels seven or eight times, and would usually hunt from his garage or in his back yard. The man said he didn’t intend to hurt anyone.
MFPD Capt. Mark Waters said they are referring charges for endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon to the district attorney.