MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (AP) -- A 56-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of shooting his lawn mower because it wouldn't start.
Keith Walendowski told police he felt he had a right to shoot his mower. According to the criminal complaint, Walendowski says he was angry because his Lawn Boy wouldn't start Wednesday morning. He told police: "I can do that, it's my lawn mower and my yard so I can shoot it if I want." Walendowski could face up to an $11,000 fine and six years and three months in prison if convictedI'm tellin ya, some seriously strange people live in Wisconsin. But then again, is it so strange to shoot your lawn mower? I know I've wanted to shoot our computer many times, but I'm afraid my BB gun wouldn't give the satisfying damage I'd be seeking. And why fine and imprison him?? Seems like a bit of overreaction to me.
This story comes courtesy of my talented friend Tom. Tom thinks LawnBoy owes this man a brand-spankin-new lawn mower!