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“…I can shoot it if I want.”

lawn-mower.jpgWhen the “it” is your lawn mower, it turns out you cannot. Milwaukee’s Keith Walendowski has been arrested and charged with illegal possession of a sawed-off shotgun and disorderly conduct. It all stems from a morning of drinking after which Walendowski tried to start up his lawn mower. When the thing wouldn’t start:

“I got pissed because my lawn mower wouldn’t start, so I got my shotgun and shot it.
“I can do that. It’s my lawn mower and my yard, so I can shoot it if I want,” Walendowski told police.

Since that’s not quite the case, he was arrested and now faces up to six years in the clink.

The article ends with an amusing aside:

Dick Wagner of Wagner’s Garden Mart, 6075 N. Green Bay Ave.in Glendale, said shooting the mower didn’t help Walendowski’s odds of getting it repaired.
“Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty,” he said.

So a shotgun blast to the mower isn’t factory recommended? They really should put that shit in the manual.

(Hat tip to reader Byron P.)