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Mar 16, 2010 12:55 PM by Letitia Walker

"Blowing Off Steam" Lands Man in Jail

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - A 41-year-old Mandeville man faces felony

charges after firing a shotgun at the fence around his home to

"blow off steam" after an argument with his wife.

Mandeville police spokesman Eric Gulino says officers were

called to the home of Michael Housey Sunday after neighbors

reported hearing gunshots from the property.

The Times-Picayune reports Housey told police he had been in an

argument with his wife and had fired at his own fence to relieve

his anger.

No one was injured by the shots and the only property Housey

damaged was his own, but police booked Housey with illegally

discharging a weapon and aggravated criminal damage to property,

which are both felonies. He also was booked with disturbing the

peace.

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