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Shots fired in air as paraglider flies overhead

CHELAN FALLS — A 66-year-old property owner fired “warning” shots into the air as a paraglider flew over his land, but later told authorities he did not intend to hit the man, it was reported Wednesday.

paraglideAccording to The Wenatchee World, Douglas County Undersheriff Don Culp said the paraglider, a 36-year-old Issaquah man, was not injured and his glider aircraft was not hit in Tuesday’s incident.

To read the full Wenatchee World story, click here.

The owner of the property in Orondo first yelled at the paraglider that he was trespassing for flying low over his property on Box Canyon Road, Culp told the Wenatchee World. Then he fired rounds into the air. That was followed by verbal “unpleasantries,” which were followed by another round or two, the newspaper said.

Culp said the paraglider landed at a park and called authorities. After hearing his story, a deputy contacted the Orondo man, who admitted firing the shots and yelling at the paraglider, the World said.

Culp said no arrests were made and the case was referred to the county prosecutor .


5 Comments to “Shots fired in air as paraglider flies overhead”

    JoJo said:
    July 3, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Welcome to redneckland!

    Esco said:
    July 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    I can see a charge or two heading the land owner's way. He overreacted to the situation.

    Randy said:
    July 4, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    That's crazy..No arrest made…

    Don said:
    July 4, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    I think he should have attempted murder charges brought against him!

    sts said:
    July 5, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    what an idiot. and if you think you own the air over your property the FAA would like to have a word with you.

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