A Pennsylvania man fired two bullets at his neighbor’s home on Friday and later told police that was the only way he knew how to unload a gun, according to the Bucks County Courier Times.
A Middletown, Pa. resident heard gunshots outside of her home in Friday afternoon. She then discovered that a window on her porch door was shattered, according to the Courier Times.
She then saw a man fire a gun in the direction of her home and run back into his house, police said.
Police inspected her home and then the home of George Byrd IV. They found two bullet holes in the fence separating Byrd’s home from that of his neighbor.
When questioned by police, Byrd at first denied that he knew anything about the gunshots. Police then found multiple guns and rounds of ammunition in Byrd’s home.
Byrd later told a judge that he fired the gun into the ground because he was unfamiliar with guns and didn’t know how else to unload one, according to the Courier Times.
Byrd was convicted of burglary as a juvenile, which would have prohibited him from owning a gun.
He was charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and for unlawfully possessing a firearm.