Forteen-year-old Brennan Walker knocked on a Rochester Hills, Michigan house Friday morning after he missed his school bus. All he wanted were directions so he could get to school in time for first period. Instead, he almost got a load of buckshot.
The lady of the house seemed to jump to conclusions.
“I knocked on her door a few times and she came down yelling at me before I could say anything and she thought I was trying to break into her house,” he says. “I was trying to explain to her that I wanted to get directions to go to my school. I told her no, I go to Rochester High I’m just looking for directions to Rochester High.”
“The man of the house came down, pretty much just grabbed the shotgun to shoot at my son,” says (Brennan’s mother) Lisa Walker.
“I saw it. I saw him holding it like this through the window and I guess I put my hand up, I don’t really remember, and I started to run,” Brennan Walker says. “I looked back behind me I saw him aiming at me and I turned back. I turned back and I heard the gunshot. And I tried to run faster.”
Now the howeowner. . .
…is facing felony charges after shooting at a teenage boy who knocked on his door to ask for directions.
Jeffrey Zeigler, 53, a retired Detroit firefighter, was arraigned Friday before 52-3 District Court Judge Julie Nicholson on charges of assault with intent to murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to a release from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. …
Police determined that the male homeowner chased Brennan into the yard and fired at him with a 12-gauge shotgun.
Everyone has the right to defend their home and loved ones. But security footage apparently showed that Zeigler not only wasn’t threatened, but left his home to chase Walker before taking a shot at him. Fortunately, Zeigler missed. But for his short fuse and an itchy trigger finger that makes all law-abiding gun owners look bad, Jeffrey Zeigler is our Gun Zero of the Day.