GUN Bullet holes drain town's water tower

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Bullet holes drain town's water tower
    http://www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080101/NRSTAFF/492276026
    The Associated Press
    Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008 11:29 am

    MAIDEN - Hundreds of thousands of gallons of water is draining from a water tower in Maiden because of recently discovered bullet holes.

    The tower holds 750,000 gallons of water for Maiden, which is just south of Hickory. Officials must wait for most of the water to drain because repairs must be done inside the holding tank.

    Catawba County Sheriff's deputy Major Coy Reid said the tower appears to have been shot three times with a high-powered rifle. He said authorities believe the shooting took place early Monday morning.

    Nearby residents heard gun shots but no one called authorities, so the damage wasn't discovered until hours later.

    Fixing the damage will likely cost between $15,000 and $20,000.
     
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    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    lol @ redecks who will now have thier property taxes wasted on this
     
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    .30-06 ftw :mamoru:
     
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    someone was trying to shoot down an airplane with an airplane gun, ie: a .50BMG :eek5:
     
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    Rappell off the side and thread in a stainless steel bolt.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    I always wondered why this didn't happen more often.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    It has a population of 3,200, I'm not surprised at all that no one called the cops.
     
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    i wonder if any of the bullets ricocheted :noes:
     
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    Wonder if they will recover any viable evidence.
     
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    It's normal not to call the cops when you hear gunshots in rural areas. Its generally just people sighting in rifles, plinking, or getting rid of varmints.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Doubtful. If they do find out who did it, it will be because of a witness.
     
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    The metal tank would have done some damage to the bullet and the rifling on it, but also depending on the remaining energy in the bullet, it would have either slowed or tore itself apart.

    However even if they where to recover bullet fragments and construct a ballistic fingerprint of the gun, they are stuck. Maybe it will turn up in other unsolved cases, such are street signs mowed down in their prime. With a witness they will have no suspects and guns to compare the bullets to.

    Plus it sounds like they are just draining the tower and no attempting to recover anything, so if there was a bullet in the tank it would be washed away. Even though the bullet was likely to have stopped in the tank, it would have sunk and gone into the pipes and the bullet or bits of the bullet could be anywhere.
     
  16. I always wonder why no one ever shot down those big balloons that car dealerships have. I know I would be tempted :mamoru:
     
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    the story said a small hole not the tower flying off and landing on a school bus 2 miles away
     
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    IBleadpoisoningkillswholetown
     
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    They need to call Billy Mayes up to get some Mighty Putty.
     
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    probably because you could kill someone... and that would be bad.
     
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    As a kid I always wondered what would happen if I took my dad's 30-07 outside and started firing at the water tower nearby.

    Now I know and 5 bucks says this is the result of some kid who had more balls than I did.
     
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    I live about 30 minutes from there, and hearing gunshots really is common, especially this time of year. I live right on the outskirts of a town that has ~20k people, and I hear gunshots at least 3 days a week. You can always tell it's from a high powered rifle too. I've been tempted on numerous occasions to go answer their call with my mosin, but havent done it yet :o
     

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