According to an Associated Press report, Jeff Fleming of Reno, Nevada pled guilty on Thursday to shooting a golfer who hit his home and broke a window with an errant golf shot.
The incident reportedly occurred at Lakeridge Golf Course in September 2012 as the golfer was trying to find his ball. As he was playing a drop, Fleming approached and shot at the golfer with a shotgun.
Pellets had to be removed from the golfer’s body at the hospital, as he suffered from what are described as “minor injuries” to both his arm and legs.
According to the report and the prosecutor in the case, Fleming felt remorse for his actions.
“I’m not sure what was going on, but from what I’ve read and heard, it definitely sounds out of character,” prosecutor Sean Neahusan said.
In another quote, which falls under the ‘that’s exactly what I was thinking’ category, the prosecutor gave his take on the incident.
“Live on a golf course and you got to expect your house to get hit every once in a while,” he told The Associated Press. “This (shooting) is one of those stories that you just can’t make it up.”
I can’t count the number of times I’ve accidentally hit a house while golfing. Thank goodness I wasn’t playing anywhere near this guy — or someone else in his state of mind — when I have though.