Updated: February 16, 2014 6:27AM
An elderly St. Charles Township man will not be charged after choosing an unconventional method to knock icicles off his house — a handgun.
The man was caught shooting icicles hanging from his home Friday morning in St. Charles Township, Kane County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Pat Gengler said
The 80-year-old man was shooting icicles hanging from his second-floor roof in the 6N300 block of Essex Avenue with a .22 revolver, Gengler said.
A neighbor called police to report the gunfire, he said.
Police told the man not to shoot any more icicles, but he has not yet been cited or charged with a crime.