Next time you hit a ball and hit someones house remember this story.
RENO, Nev. – A Reno man has been placed on probation and fined $1,000 for shooting a golfer whose errant ball broke a bedroom window at his home.
A home owner was put on probation for up to five years in Washoe County District Court. He had faced as much as 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine after he earlier pleaded guilty to a felony charge of battery with a deadly weapon.
The unidentified golfer who struck his house took a drop and was attempting to play his next shot on the Lakeridge Golf Course in September 2012 when he fired a shotgun at him. The golfer, who was playing with a friend, was treated at a hospital for minor injuries to an arm and both legs.
The home owner's attorney, said Friday his client was just waking up when the stray golf ball shattered his bedroom window and sprayed him with glass shards. He shot at the golfer from some 50 yards away in an attempt to scare him, not injure him.......Guess this is one course I will scratch off my list.