Man charged with shooting corncobs at neighbor’s home
WESTERLY, R.I. — A 50-year-old Westerly man is charged with shooting corncobs at his neighbor’s home.
The Westerly Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2ctr3n9 ) that Jeffrey Osella was arrested Tuesday night. Police say he answered his door shirtless and had corn kernels stuck to his chest.
Police say Osella used a potato gun to shoot corncobs at his neighbor’s house, which is up for sale. The gun is made of PVC pipe and uses a light accelerant such as hair spray that can be ignited.
Police say Osella and his neighbor have long-running disputes.
Osella is charged with disorderly conduct and firing in a compact area. He’s free on bail and is to be arraigned Friday.
A phone number for Osella could not be found.
Osella’s attorney says he can’t comment until he reviews the case.