Monday, August 13, 2012

For the second time in two years a house on Vermont road is hit by stray bullet.

Two years ago, then 75-year-old Peter Damone was standing on his back porch in Bridport, Vermont when he was hit by a bullet. The .45-caliber bullet was traced to a man half a mile away who was target practicing in his backyard. Damone just barely survived the incident. The bullet severed an artery leading to his tongue and lodged in his neck.
Last week, Damone's neighbor, Rick Scott, found a new bullet lodged in the second-floor office on his home. Scott told police he suspects the bullet came from a coyote hunter who was seen on the road shooting in the direction of his house.
"I am a member of the NRA, a supporter of the Second Amendment and I own and shoot guns," said Scott. "Incidents like this and the tragedy that befell my neighbor Peter not that long ago, cause me to reconsider my position. People that won't refrain from reckless behavior should not be allowed to possess lethal weapons."
Police are still trying to locate the hunter.

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