- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) - A 50-year-old Westerly man is charged with shooting corncobs at his neighbor’s home.

The Westerly Sun reports (https://bit.ly/2ctr3n9 ) that Jeffrey Osella was arrested Tuesday night. Police say he answered his door shirtless and had corn kernels stuck to his chest.

Police say Osella used a potato gun to shoot corncobs at his neighbor’s house, which is up for sale. The gun is made of PVC pipe and uses a light accelerant such as hair spray that can be ignited.

Police say Osella and his neighbor have long-running disputes.

Osella is charged with disorderly conduct and firing in a compact area. He’s free on bail and is to be arraigned Friday.

A phone number for Osella could not be found.

Osella’s attorney says he can’t comment until he reviews the case.


Information from: The Westerly Sun, https://www.thewesterlysun.com

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