Shirtless man fires corncobs at neighbor's house using potato gun

A Rhode Island man opened fire on his neighbor's home this week — using corncobs and a homemade potato gun.

Jeffrey M. Osella, 50, has been feuding with his neighbor for the past 13 years, police say.

Tuesday night, after a yelling argument between the two, Osella loaded corncobs into a PVC pipe potato gun and shot them at his neighbor’s house.

"This particular incident did not stem from a new argument," Captain Shawn Lacey of the Westerly Police Department told USA TODAY.

A girl riding a bicycle nearby dodged a cob, but no one was struck or injured, Lacey said.

When police arrived at Osella’s home, he was intoxicated, shirtless and covered in corn kernels. Osella told police he didn’t shoot at the neighbor, just in the direction of his home, The Westerly Sun reported.

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