Firing a couple of shots into kitty litter can have some unfortunate consequences. David Ciullo, 53, found that out the hard way the evening of Oct. 1. He was arrested after at least seven Fort Pierce, Florida, police officers were dispatched to shooting activity at his address.
It was about 8:15 pm when the officers went to his home, positioning themselves around the residence. Ciullo came to the door, and officers went inside to see whether anyone needed immediate medical care stemming from the gunfire. "I shoot the gun once in a while to test it out," Ciullo is quoted as saying.
He said the gun was behind his bed and that he fired it "three times in the cat box." A 9mm pistol was behind Ciullo's bed, and three cartridge casings were found in kitty litter in the backyard. A neighbour stated he heard three shots. "He continued to state this happens randomly every week or two while occasionally intoxicated," the report states.
Meanwhile, police determined Ciullo has two felony convictions in 2011. "I shoot the gun every six months to make sure it is working," Ciullo said while being taken to jail. "I just shot into the kitty litter, what crime is that?" Ciullo was arrested on charges including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and discharging a firearm in public.