Homes in Ohio Neighborhood Sprayed with Bullets
Written by Adam Edelman for The New York Daily Post
OEN: Can you imagine what would have happened if she had just turned on the microwave? Now for some idiocy in the news…
Police in Ohio have arrested two men for accidentally shooting up several homes in their rural neighborhood after the clownish pair decided to take target practice in their backyard with an AK-47 and some suds.
Bullets tore through several homes in Montville, Ohio, about 40 miles east of Cleveland, Wednesday afternoon, prompting several residents of the quiet town to frantically call 911 to report that their homes were being shot at.
After a brief search for the source of the gunfire, authorities eventually located and arrested Mark Bornino, 53, and R. Daniel Volpone, 45, who were found in a nearby backyard with an assault rifle, three other guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and alcohol.
When police arrived at the first home of the first caller, according to WKYC-TV, they determined the bullets were coming from the northeast. After several instances of the gunfire stopping and starting again, the sounds led cops to a house just a few blocks away, where Bornino and Volpone were taking target practice with an AK-47 assault rifle and three other guns.
Officers confronted the men, ordered them to the ground and took them to into custody. Both men are being held at the Montville Jail until the appropriate charges are filed. While target practice is legal in Montville Township and both men passed background checks, the pair had been consuming alcohol, police said, and were likely to face felony charges related to drinking while handling weapons.
Officers seized one AK-47 rifle with 628 rounds of ammunition, one 9-mm handgun with 50 rounds of ammunition, one .380 handgun with eight rounds of ammunition and one .22 revolver with 40 rounds of ammunition.
The men may also face felony charges related to failing to operate the guns safely because they did not use a proper backstop for target practice, according to police.
Volpone and Bornino allegedly fired their weapons less than 500 yards from the homes they struck, which were all occupied.
Miraculously, nobody was hurt.
Montville resident Mary Kurec was in one of the affected houses with her two adult daughters and son-in-law when they heard the gunfire.
“I’m grateful my grandkids weren’t here,” she told WKYC-TV.
Her home was left with at least two bullet holes in her living room wall. Another bullet lodged itself in her microwave.
“I think people need to be very careful with what they do with their weapons. Take a second thought at the fact that bullets can penetrate. Look what it penetrated,” Kurec said.