Man Accused of Shooting Lawn Mower for Not Starting

Published July 26, 2008

| Associated Press

A Milwaukee man was accused of shooting his lawn mower because it wouldn't start.

Keith Walendowski, 56, was charged with felony possession of a short-barreled shotgun or rifle and misdemeanor disorderly conduct while armed.

According to the criminal complaint, Walendowski said he was angry because his Lawn Boy wouldn't start Wednesday morning.

"I can do that, it's my lawn mower and my yard so I can shoot it if I want," he told police.

A woman who lives at Walendowski's house reported the incident. She said he was intoxicated.

Walendowski could face up to an $11,000 fine and six years and three months in prison if convicted.

A call to Walendowski's home went unanswered Friday morning.

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