A “highly intoxicated” houseguest ran into a Christmas tree and was apparently so upset that he got a handgun and fired at his hosts — 15 times.
Fortunately for the victims, he missed.
Randal Weed Dickinson, 57, was jailed for investigation of two counts of a felony discharge of a firearm, first-degree felonies; criminal mischief, a second-degree felony; two counts of assault, third-degree felonies; carrying a dangerous weapon under the influence of alcohol, a class B misdemeanor; and intoxication, a class C misdemeanor.
According to a probable cause statement, Dickinson was “highly intoxicated” and “fell onto the Christmas tree while attempting to cross the living room” of a Summit County home. The homeowner then helped Dickinson to the room where he was staying and “told him to sleep it off.”
But Dickinson came back into the living room with a gun and fired 15 times at the homeowner and his son. No one was injured, but bullets struck cabinets, counters, appliances and walls.
The homeowner and his son disarmed Dickinson and held him until police arrived.