Pennsylvania Man Arrested After Shooting Teen Over Snowballs

A Pennsylvania man’s overreaction to snowballs could land him behind bars Jerquan Dicksonfor 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.

“At the intersection, heading west along U was this big maroon Hummer,” said participant named Matthew Bradley. “A small faction of people decided to target it with snowballs. They’re throwing snowballs at the Hummer. It turns out the driver of the Hummer is a detective. He gets out. He’s waving a walkie talkie. It’s not going well. Then he starts waving a gun. He hadn’t identified himself at this point. There was a point where things cooled off a bit, more police showed up, and he identified himself at that point.”