A 56-year-old man from the Midwestern US state of Wisconsin has been arrested after shooting his lawn mower in his garden because it would not start. The man was charged by police in Milwaukee with disorderly conduct and possession of a sawn-off shotgun.
Police officers said the man told them: "It's my lawn mower and my yard, so I can shoot it if I want."
Police found the shotgun, a handgun and a stungun, as well as ammunition, when they detained the man in the basement of his house. He could face a fine of up to $11,000 and a maximum prison sentence of six-and-a-half years if convicted.
Witnesses told police that the gunman appeared to have been drinking. The lawn mower was found sitting outside the house.
A local retailer said that the gunman might now have difficulty getting his lawn mower repaired. "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty," said Dick Wagner, of Wagner's Garden Mart in Milwaukee.
Source: BBC News. Note: The picture above is a stock photo, it does not depict the gunman.