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Woman says Boardman neighbor shot her swimming pool



Published: Tue, July 12, 2011 @ 11:20 p.m.

BOARDMAN

A township woman told police she was sitting on the deck of her Pheasant Court home at 10 p.m. Monday when she saw a neighbor open his rear window, point a gun at the above-ground swimming pool and shoot a pellet into the bottom.

Police said they recovered two pellet fragments and the woman was able to patch the inside of the pool to stop the water from pouring out. The woman said the swimming pool side wall liner was valued at $1,000.


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1Nunya(1356 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Inexcusable,..

For that ingrates act of devilishness, he's begging for a pitch fork to be lodged somewhere in his apparatus,..

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2VindyPost(436 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Careful and Caution in Huntington Woods Boardman!

Wow, this neighbor just opens a window and fires off his gun?!

Thank goodness this lady didn't get shot and Thank goodness she observed exactly what happened. Just curious if gun was taken from irresponsible owner.

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3USNBOY(76 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

@VindyPost, it was a PELLET GUN! You are either a raging idiot, you REALLY need to work on your reading comprehension, or you know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about guns. Tell me please, Who would steal a pellet gun? People like you are the reason why everyone has to take hunters safety courses and CCW classes. YOU should NEVER consider buying any type of gun!

The guy probably works nights and has probably had multiple conversations about trying to keep the noise at a decent level so he can sleep. Still not an excuse for shooting the pool with a pellet gun but I can see his frustration.

What did the pool owner do to push this guy to this level?

How do we know that the pool owners kid didn't shoot a hole in the pool while shooting at birds or rabbits and just made up a story to get the neighbor to pay for it?

I'm not saying the guy is innocent but people need a reason to do things like this!

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4VindyPost(436 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

usnboy

Excuse Me Sweetness?!

It doesn't matter if it was a pellet or a bullet...that lady could have lost an eye! No excuse for behavior like this. It's still criminal damaging to ones property, perhaps harrassment. (if she considers to file) Let's permit bb's shot at people, cars, animals, etc in the neighborhoods. Then what's next? It develops from here. I do think the gun should have been seized from this individual (kid) by the authorities. usnboy... I have no idea where you read someone stole a pellet gun.

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5USNBOY(76 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Ok, if you haven't figured it out by now IM FAR FROM SWEET! Oh, it certainly DOES matter whether it was a pellet gun or a real gun. Real guns are built to kill! You need to stop watching "A Christmas Story". Do you know how hard it is to shoot someone's eye out? How many people die from pellet gun wounds every year? The article stated that she was on her deck. Which I'm almost positive it wasn't anywhere near the bottom of the pool. What boy has never had an air rifle? I know I had them growing up. We even had wars in the field across the road. Believe it or not, NO ONE LOST AN EYE! We had some welts but that was it. If they would have taken the pellet gun he would have just went out to walmart and bought another one. You don't need a background check to buy a pellet gun. Now about the pellet gun. You stated "Just curious if gun was taken from irresponsible owner". In my book that is implying theft. I have multiple firearms. BIG ONES! If someone took one of them first they would have to break in to my gun cabinet but I would report it STOLEN! Would that make me an irresponsible gun owner? HECK NO! I would be a victim.

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6AnotherAverageCitizen(1175 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

USNBOY
You'll find out too, when you grow up!You don't get it!!!! You just don't get it!
No one should open up a window and fire ANYTHING at neighbor's property !!! Period.

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7VindyPost(436 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Thanks Average Citizen...my point exactly.

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8USNBOY(76 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

When I grow up? I have been all over this planet, places you could only dream of! I have lived better than most of you. I have made a LOT more than most of you. I have done and seen more in my 30 something years on Earth than all of you. You grow up REAL fast in the military. You have to! You either grow up fast or go home in a box! Most of you grew up in this area, worked in this area, and will die in this area never really seeing or doing anything outside this area. Its sad really. Think about it. What have you done with your life? At least I can say I've never collected welfare. I've only collected unemployment once for 2 weeks and I'm probably half your age and I'm RETIRED. Can you or anyone you know say that? I didn't think so!

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9USNBOY(76 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Now, would I ever fire anything at my neighbors property? No! I know my neighbors and they are great people. I'm not saying its ok to shoot at anyones property. I'm saying he had to have a reason to shoot a pellet gun at his neighbors pool. No one in their right mind just shoots at their neighbors property without a reason. If it was a kid, he was probably jealous because he couldn't go swimming. If it was an adult, he had a dang good reason. My point is there IS A REASON FOR THIS INCIDENT! YOU DONT GET IT AND NEVER WILL!

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10Lifes2Short(3878 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

NO reason to shoot on someones property. BB gun, pellet, rifle, etc......none whatsoever. Pitiful.

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11VindyPost(436 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Lifes2Short and Average Citizen,

I agree with you both also, 100%.
No reason to shoot on someones property.

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12UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Put the shooter in jail for being an idiot.

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13DwightK(1304 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Mose and I have a swimming hole on the beet farm. It's guarded by bears so no one can shoot pellets at it.

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14Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Perhaps the neighbor had a vision that some one was going to drown in that pool and was merely trying to save a life by draining it . The big question is,did the lady have the proper permits for that pool ? Was it in a fenced and gated enclosure ?

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15walter_sobchak(1982 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

I always thought it was interesting that we say "fire" a pellet gun when there is no combustion involved in propelling the round. Just CO2 or compressed air. That being said, pellet guns are available with muzzle velocities of 1000 fps. A well-aimed round could seriously hurt an individual and possibly kill them. Or, at the very least, cause a very serious infection. I think there is more to the story than is being told.

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16fattynskinny(195 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

quite possible this swimming pool owner "deserved" this. if you've never had a neighbor that is totally inconsiderate to others when it comes to noise and disturbances, then you don't understand what may have been the shooters last straw. i have had such neighbors and it really can be mind altering to be so annoyed by ignorant people. at this point, until we know the complete truth about this story...i'm with the shooter.

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17peoplesrepublic(16 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

USNboy. Really? Retired at thirty? Made a whole lot of money? Been all around this great big world? It sounds like you live with your grandmother and use her laptop to write to the Vindicator when she's not home. Quit making up your life and go get one then maybe some day you can own an above ground pool that's more than two feet deep that you can set up in your grandmothers back yard. Scratch that. Granny would probably start taking potshots at the pool herself the day she realizes that its not deep for you to drown in.

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18captainlinger(623 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

boy, that neighbor's gone off the deep end. (there's also a water gun joke in there somewhere...)

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19Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Scrap vinyl prices are up . Sell that leaky pool now .

http://www.vikoz.com/?gclid=CLSh7I3G_...

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20Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

What has me concerned is the fact that if these guns find their way into Youngstown it will make our shot spotter obsolete . . ..

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21USNBOY(76 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

@Peoplesrepublic, I get that response a lot around here from people who don't know their butt from a strawberry patch. You are another idiot to add to the list of haters. Have fun working a senseless job until the day you die because you've never been the sharpest crayon in the box. I don't have grandparents that are still living and I OWN my own custom built home. Nice try though! If you can't figure out how I retired at 30SOMETHING call your local Navy recruiter. He can answer ALL your questions for you. Obviously you know nothing about me. STOP GUESSING! YOU SUCK AT IT! Now quit humpin' gramdmas cat, get off your fat lazy butt, get off welfare, leave this area and find a REAL job!

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22USNBOY(76 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

@ Rudy56, You're stuck with me! LMAO! I can't go back. RETIRED! I have enough brain to never have to work again.

Jealousy is a worthless emotion. Get over it!

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23republicanRick(1250 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Easy now Navyboy, you can make your points without going psycho on us.
You ran around playing sailor boy for 20 years and are now retired? Why not go out and put your strong opinions and worldly knowledge to good use in making this a better community. Or, are you just going to sit on your butt and collect government money for the next 40 years?

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24Lifes2Short(3878 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/dio...

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25USNBOY(76 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

That kid has a great future compared to you incompetent bottom feeders.

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26peoplesrepublic(16 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

@USNBOY
You should stopping huffing gasoline out of paper bags. That’s why you keep finding yourself sitting in strawberry patches. Where do you keep your list of haters, in your diary or tucked between the worn out pages of a borrowed copy of Catcher in the Rye? The phrase ‘sharpest crayon in the box’ is incorrect. The saying goes something like; ‘You’re not the most colorful crayon in the box’. You see, crayons aren’t supposed to be sharp, they’re meant to be used by little children, or by big people who have child-like minds, like you. Do the nice people at your ‘retirement home’ let you use crayons? I’ll bet you’re only allowed to finger-paint.
A custom built home does not count if it is a cardboard shack you set up down by the river. Stop telling people that you own a ‘Custom Built’ home. You are only embarrassing yourself.
Oh, by the way, I called my local Navy recruiter. He said you were nuts. He’s thirty-six years old, has eighteen years in and has no hope of retiring any time soon.
I thought you said your grandparents were deceased. If they’re not then what’s up with your grandmothers cat? Why would you think anyone would want to hump it? What type of person would think of someone having sexual relations with their grandmothers cat?
I happen to be an HVAC Tech. Great job, good pay, lots of travel. I am not fat nor am I lazy. I have never been on welfare, pay my bills on time and happen to own my own home (and it's not down by the river).
Sadly, I and the many other fine readers of your rants and raves really don’t need to guess who you are. We already know.
You are an out of work, sad, little clown. Aren’t you?

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27USNBOY(76 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

@ Peoplesrepublic, I unlike you dont do drugs, nor do I lie. The crayons remark was a joke to try to get you and the rest of the dumb azz's around here to do something constructive. You see, the VA WILL NOT finance a cardboard box. Dont be jealous! I think your recruiter lied to you. Dont feel bad! they get paid to lie to people. I was medically retired. I guess you cant get hurt behind the desk that recruiter was sitting at. I carry a blue RETIRED ID Card. so, stop getting keyboard tough and go back to your "great job" at McDonalds. Again UNLIKE YOU I dont HAVE to work. the faster you get that through your thick skull the better.

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