Man Arrested After Allegedly Firing At Vacuum Cleaner Salesmen

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Investigators believe alcohol may have been a factor in a Thursday incident where a Michigan man fired his shotgun at two vacuum cleaner salesmen, Grand Rapids TV station WOOD reported.

The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department said that the two salesman knocked on the door of a home in Fremont Township, where the suspect gestured from inside the home to indicate that he would attend to them in a moment.

The salesmen became suspicious when the suspect walked out of the home to his garage, however, and decided to leave. The suspect then allegedly fired two shots with a 20-gauge shotgun as the men drove away, according to the sheriff’s department.

No one was hurt in the incident. Investigators believe alcohol could have been a factor, the sheriff’s department said, and the suspect faces charges of assault and reckless discharge of a firearm.

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