A 35-year-old Red Bluff man faces possible criminal charges for firing a homemade “potato gun” near his neighbor’s home . . .
At 9:05 p.m. on Sunday, one of William Puffenbarger’s neighbors called the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office to report hearing what sounded like three gun shots. The caller reported that three men were standing outside a nearby home, deputies said today . . .
Puffenbarger told the deputies who arrived to check out the call that he had been shooting his “potato gun” from his front yard into the orchard across the street, deputies said . . .
Deputies told Puffenbarger that it’s illegal to own a such gun and they confiscated it, deputies said.
Puffenbarger wasn’t arrested, but deputies will be submitting the case to the Tehama County District Attorney for review of possible charges related to possessing dangerous weapons.