Police: Reckless groundhog hunter nearly shoots joggers
EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a man attempting to eradicate groundhogs from his leased land nearly shot two passing joggers with a stray bullet.
The two women say they were out for a run July 11 in the Ephrata area when they heard shots from a nearby field. WHP-TV reports the women then felt a bullet fly past their heads and saw it hit a tree branch.
The joggers then confronted a man who told them he was shooting at groundhogs in the field.
Police say the 21-year-old man was using a .22 Magnum rifle to kill groundhogs on land his family leased for farming. He was arrested Friday after an investigation.
He’s charged with reckless endangerment. Attorney information for him was not located.
Information from: WHP-TV, http://www.whptv.com