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Police: Hunter misses woodchuck, hits neighbor's home

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 10:48:18-04

PORTVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Portville man is facing charges after New York State Police say he struck a neighboring house with a bolt fired from a crossbow.

According to investigators, Lester Baker Jr., 51, was aiming for a woodchuck in his yard on State Route 417 Sunday but missed his target and hit a neighbor's home instead. No one was hurt.

Baker is charged with reckless endangerment and reckless endangerment of property.