September 10, 2014 4:45 pm -

An Oregon man was arrested for firing a shotgun at boaters who were attempting to use his dock after they were experiencing boat problems on the Siuslaw River.

[su_center_ad]Officers were called at 1:30 p.m. on Monday. According to WGHP, two men told investigators that when they had boat trouble on the river, they rowed to a nearby dock where they secured their aluminum drift boat. While one of the men stayed with the boat, the other went to get their vehicle.

When the man returned with the trailer, police said the men loaded the boat and were getting ready to leave when the property owner approached them from his boat.

81-year-old Elden Nordahl told the men not to leave, then went into his home and came out with a shotgun, according to police.

Nordahl is accused of firing a shot which penetrated the boat’s hull. When the two men tried to drive away, Nordahl fired a second round that hit the boat’s engine, according to Oregon State Police.

Nordahl was arrested on charges including menacing, recklessly endangering another person, unlawful use of a weapon and pointing a firearm at another person.

The officers seized Nordahl’s  shotgun, a rifle and ammunition as evidence. And while he’s in jail, people will be able to use his dock all day long.

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D.B. Hirsch
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13 responses to 81-Year-Old Oregon Man Fires Shotgun At Boaters Using His Dock

  1. Khary A September 10th, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Wow!! this guy didn’t get shot dead…hmm again i say interesting that.

  2. tiredoftea September 10th, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Freedumb! Thanks, NRA! Yaay, ‘Murica!

  3. EnuffBull September 10th, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    “And while he’s in jail, people will be able to use his dock all day long.”

    I like and respect the standards of reporting — the nonjudgemental who, what, why, when and how — but darn it, I loves me some snark, too!

  4. mea_mark September 10th, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    What an idiot, now he is going to have to fix the guys boat and probably replace their engine as well as do some jail time.

  5. edmeyer_able September 10th, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    So weird that someone living on the river doesn’t have the common decency to aid a fellow boater in distress. I’ll never be able to figure people out.

  6. whatthe46 September 10th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    why not attempted murder? crazy fool.

    • llamos September 11th, 2014 at 10:19 am

      I wondered the same thing.

  7. juicyfruityyy September 10th, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    The guys were leaving. Why bother to shoot at them? People are getting mean!

    • tiredoftea September 10th, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      You know that if you don’t use your rights, you lose them, don’t you?

  8. Suzanne McFly September 10th, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    This jackass is the extreme version of the old “get off my lawn” guy.

  9. Denise September 10th, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    its mine! mine! mine! it’s mine!

    • Dwendt44 September 11th, 2014 at 12:22 am

      Actually it’s not. Property lines end at the high water mark on all navigable waters.

  10. granpa.usthai September 10th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Sounds like a guy that NC Senate Candidate Tom Tillis would hire as a guard for the NC Public Yacht owners only Multi-Million $$$ Dock/Country Club that’s funded by the NC Taxpayers. anybody that tries docking with less than 87ft. gets a load of buckshot, no questions asked.