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Man Hunting Squirrels Shoots Rifle Round Through Neighbor's Home

A 29-year-old man told police he used a .22 caliber rifle to solve his squirrel problem

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.

Steve January 26, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Just trap and drown them, much safer and quieter
Lori January 27, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Any animal that comes into my yard gets fed, including squirrels!
Marmatt January 27, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Perhaps Menomonee Falls is rampant with idiots rather than squirrels, with the commendable exception of humane individuals such as Lori. Whomever is irresponsible enough to discharge weapons in such close proximity to others and endangering lives should be subject to appropriate fines and penalties befitting such endangerment. Ownership of such weapon should require an I.Q. Test.
Craig January 27, 2012 at 03:47 PM
I agree that people need to have a brain to use a weapon. Unfortunately some of those people only have half a brain. I am over run with squirrels, mainly because an old man drops them off at the end of my road from his traps. My lawn is dug up constantly by these beasts, but I am aware that discharge of any single projectile weapon is illegal in my Village. I might try Nate's Idea, Thanks Nate!
joyce Burke January 27, 2012 at 07:49 PM
well it doesnt cost all that much to feed a few squirrels when it comes right down to it, and they are HUNGRY,, just as hungry as the birds. They are cute to watch and you can't blame them for looking for food anywhere they can get it. they will even eat stale bread if you put it out where they can find it.
Nate January 31, 2012 at 01:19 AM
About Nate I'm ultra conservative and proud of it. I believe in free speech no matter what little feelings you liberals have. I love our country and work hard without feeling the need to cry out and recall our officials. Most likely you're just one of the sheep that follows your union boss, likes to smoke weed and get welfare. You often protest by yelling your dumb childish chants and pooping all over the place. You're a communist and want all the rich people to give you what they worked hard to achieve. You will burn in hell one day and I'll be roasting
Craig January 31, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Darn squirrels are nuts, as are some people.. ;-P
Nate February 02, 2012 at 07:50 PM
About Nate This douchebag named Al keeps copying my profile and posting it to every thread for some reason. I'm guesssing he is mentally retarded and craving attention.
Nate February 02, 2012 at 07:52 PM
About Nate This douchebag named Al keeps copying my profile and posting it to every thread for some reason. I'm guesssing he is mentally retarded and craving attention.
Nate February 02, 2012 at 07:55 PM
About Nate I'm ultra conservative and proud of it. I believe in free speech no matter what little feelings you liberals have. I love our country and work hard without feeling the need to cry out and recall our officials. Most likely you're just one of the sheep that follows your union boss, likes to smoke weed and get welfare. You often protest by yelling your dumb childish chants and pooping all over the place. You're a communist and want all the rich people to give you what they worked hard to achieve. You will burn in hell one day and I'll be roasting
Nate February 02, 2012 at 07:55 PM
About Nate I'm ultra conservative and proud of it. I believe in free speech no matter what little feelings you liberals have. I love our country and work hard without feeling the need to cry out and recall our officials. Most likely you're just one of the sheep that follows your union boss, likes to smoke weed and get welfare. You often protest by yelling your dumb childish chants and pooping all over the place. You're a communist and want all the rich people to give you what they worked hard to achieve. You will burn in hell one day and I'll be roasting
Craig February 02, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Al, Brian, Peter Pan- they are one and the same. Patch should be able to do something about that, it is clearly inappropriate.
Nate February 02, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Craig, you seem "dilutional". Find a real hobby you need one. Talking about killing squirrls by drowning them in a pail of water? Thats inappropriate.
Craig February 03, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Carl Engelking: Please review comments by this second "Nate" aka "Al" as I am certain it is in violation of terms of use: •is threatening, harassing or that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; •promotes or encourages violence; •is inaccurate, false or misleading in any way A quick review of Nate #2's posts reveals he was Al, and has posted on several boards harassing and misleading statements directed at others. I venture to guess that Al was once another individual who has had some issues also.
You liers February 03, 2012 at 06:04 AM
GET A LIFE NO MISLEADING STATEMENTS ALL FROM FALLS PATCH.About Craig I Grew up in Menomonee Falls, the youngest of six children I was born in '65. My dad worked two jobs while my mother worked nights to support us. Dad was a union president and strict democrat. I shook George McGovern's hand when I was about 6 years old. I was married and had a mortgage at 20. As I matured, my values moved to the right of center. I am a fiscal conservative and a Libertarian. Will Save This Nation About Nate I'm ultra conservative and proud of it. I believe in free speech no matter what little feelings you liberals have. I love our country and work hard without feeling the need to cry out and recall our officials. Most likely you're just one of the sheep that follows your union boss, likes to smoke weed and get welfare. You often protest by yelling your dumb childish chants and pooping all over the place. You're a communist and want all the rich people to give you what they worked hard to achieve. You will burn in hell one day and I'll be roasting About Nate This douchebag named Al keeps copying my profile and posting it to every thread for some reason. I'm guesssing he is mentally retarded and craving attention. ALL THIS INFORMATION CAME OFF BOTH OT THEIR PROFILES ON THE PATCH NOT MISLEADING, INACCURATE, FALSE, PROMOTES VIOLENCE, IS NOT THREATINING IT WAS POSTED PUBLIC BY THEMSELFS, IS NOT RACISM IT'S THEIR OWN PROFILE! NOW NATES PROFILE IS CHANGED.
Craig February 03, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Nate the guy is Nuking Futs. His name is really Brian, I know because we implanted a microchip in his head to keep track of his actions and whereabouts. The authorities are able to hear everything he does, and are documenting his behaviour. It is a lab experiment that is working very well.
Craig in a nut case February 03, 2012 at 10:18 PM
The person that needs tracking is you. How old are you? Is this what you think you are? Looks like you are Nuking Futs. Sorry to see this type of behavior towards you when people talk dirt like craig. Whats the world comming to? The link is for you Craig!! http://youtu.be/2Ym2Jma04qo
Craig in a nut case February 03, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Problem is you are a troll. Nothing else on your mind?
Craig February 04, 2012 at 04:20 AM
See what I mean Nate?

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