Downtown 'hunters' arrested in SC

Thursday, June 28, 2012 7:26 AM
Last updated 7:58 AM
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Police have arrested two men after one of them was spotted firing a gun in downtown Charleston.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported police were called to a neighborhood after someone called 911 saying a man was firing a rifle toward an overpass.

It turned out to be a BB gun and there were no reported injuries.

But 21-year-old Phillip Joseph Popoff was charged with firing a spring gun. Forty-seven-year-old Bryan Allen Matzke is charged with trespassing.

A police report says Popoff told officers they were shooting at birds at the overpass with the Daisy BB gun they had purchased from a pawn shop earlier Tuesday.

It was not clear if the Charleston men have lawyers.

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Jake 06/28/12 - 09:59 am

The name is appropriate. I can't stand folks who kill animals just for the "heck of it". Buy a target and shoot at that.

cozzster 06/29/12 - 05:20 am
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