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Man uses gun to get rid of icicles

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.

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