MAN SHOOTS HIS LAWNMOWER, POLICE SAY

Saturday, July 26, 2008



CNN Shirts might be the news giant's best invention, aside from making a mystery out of Anderson Cooper's sexuality. If you haven't seen CNN Shirts, go to CNN's homepage, check the "Latest News" column on the right side of the page, and you'll see a t-shirt icon next to some of the more light-hearted headlines. I've never seen one for anything serious. So, this morning, when I was checking the news, I was shocked when I didn't see a t-shirt offered for the title above. How perfect is it?! I've never seen a headline so appropriate for a CNN tee. I want it, and I want it now. But alas, there's no t-shirt icon anywhere to be found! Anyway, the story behind the headline is as follows:

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MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (AP) -- A 56-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of shooting his lawn mower because it wouldn't start.

Keith Walendowski has been charged with felony possession of a short-barreled shotgun or rifle and misdemeanor disorderly conduct while armed.

According to the criminal complaint, Walendowski says he was angry because his Lawn Boy wouldn't start Wednesday morning.

He told police: "I can do that, it's my lawn mower and my yard so I can shoot it if I want."

A woman who lives at Walendowski's house reported the incident. She says he was intoxicated.

Walendowski could face up to an $11,000 fine and six years and three months in prison if convicted.

A call to Walendowski's home went unanswered Friday.

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ps: I bet if Keith lived in New Hampshire, he wouldn't have had any problems. Live free or die.

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