81-Year-Old Oregon Man Fires Shotgun At Boaters Using His Dock
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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