A Pennsylvania man’s overreaction to snowballs could land him behind bars for a long time.
Jerquan Dickson, 22, was driving when a group of teens began throwing snowballs at his vehicle. Dickson stopped his car, got out, and began chasing the teens. When he finally caught up with the group, he began firing shots at them.
Police responded to the scene after reports of gunfire, and a witness reported seeing Dickson running back toward his car after the shots were fired.
Once police caught up with Dickson, he admitted confronting the teens and firing a warning shοt into the air and then a few more shοts in the direction of the teens.
Police obtained a search warrant and located Dickson’s gun in the laundry basket of a bedroom. Investigators are now working to match the shell casings at the scene with the gun found in the suspect’s home.
The teen victim of the shoοting was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threαtening gunshοt wounds.
In 2010, a police officer pulled a gun on participants of a planned snowball fight in Washington D.C.