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Township Man Allegedly Shot at Pumpkin

Christopher Green, 30, of 2235 Koehler Drive, Lower Saucon Township, faces charges after allegedly firing at a gourd Wednesday.

A Lower Saucon Township man was jailed Thursday morning after he allegedly got drunk and started shooting at a pumpkin.

Township police say Christopher Green, 30, of 2235 Koehler Drive, Apt. 1, fired shots from a .22 caliber handgun at a pumpkin across the street from his home.

According to court records, Green's landlord told police he had heard shooting late Wednesday night, and found Green behind the property. Police say Green had been drinking, and admitted he was "just shooting a pumpkin." His 5-year-old son was sleeping inside the apartment during the shooting.

Green is charged with reckless endangerment, possession of an instrument of crime, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

He was arraigned early Thursday morning before on-duty District Judge Daniel Corpora in Easton, and sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Rob Heckman November 17, 2012 at 03:06 PM
He would not have been endangering anyone else with a knife, but firing a gun toward an occupied dwelling puts the public at great risk and he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent the law will allow.
Mary Anne Looby November 18, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Doesn't it alarm anyone that this idiot has a five year old sleeping while he is outside shooting a gun AND drunk????
Angie November 28, 2012 at 02:55 PM
I guess, if he had staved it with a knife, he would have been charged with drunkin pumpkin carving lol? I agree, firing a gun in a residential neighborhood while intoxicated is reckless endangerment, drunk and disorderly, to say the least. Not to mention, ridiculous and juvenile. You'd think a grown man...and a FATHER nonetheless...would exercise better judgment
Angie November 28, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Oops *stabbed* & *drunken* curse you autocorrect and predictive text
Erin Rose Brennan November 28, 2012 at 05:40 PM
He shot the pumpkin across the street towards rt378. anyone driving on 378 could have been shot for no reason at all. Thankfully I stayed in my house that night and didn't go to the supermarket as originally planned with my children.

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