Police went to a home in Prescott Valley, about 85 miles north of
Phoenix, late last Friday where the woman told them her partner had
fired several shots into the air after telling her and her teenage
son he had seen Halley's Comet.
Prescott Valley police spokesman Sergeant Brandon Bonney said
Cameron Read, 39, was arrested after a struggle and admitted firing
multiple times and "trying to shoot the moon."
Bonney said Read also confessed to smoking marijuana before the
incident, and told officers he had not wanted to hurt anyone.
He is being held in Yavapai County Jail on felony charges of
unlawful discharge of a firearm, resisting arrest, disorderly
conduct and endangerment, and a misdemeanor count of criminal
damage. It was not immediately clear if he has an attorney.
(Reporting by David Schwartz; Editing by Daniel Wallis and Jim
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