GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Police arrested a man for shooting a woodchuck in his back yard at 1:56 p.m. July 8 in the 5400 block of Kimberly Drive.
Police were called to the scene because of a concerned citizen reporting hearing shots fired in the area.
Police said it is illegal to discharge a firearm too close to another person’s home.
Police found the 39-year-old Grand Blanc Township man standing in his garage and asked him if he had been shooting. The man said he had just shot his .22 caliber rifle three times at a woodchuck in his back yard, hitting it twice, at a range of about 50 yards.
The man showed police the animal, which was dead in the back of his truck.
The man was released pending further investigation. Attachment 7895