“A gunman who was banned from possessing weapons has been jailed for 15 months after he fired an air rifle at a sign on a Sheffield street,” the star.co.uk reports. “Andrew Beaumont, aged 31, frightened members of the public when he fired the weapon three times outside a shop in Pitsmoor, Sheffield Crown Court heard. No-one was injured in the incident but a judge said members of the public were left scared by the incident. Judge Roger Keen said: ‘You fired the weapon three times in a public street where people were present, thus exposing them to danger and frightening them. Fortunately no injury was caused and the damage was very minimal.'” Beaumont is a former heroin/crack addict with previous convictions for robbery and violent offenses (making him ineligible to own a BB gun). “Jailing him, Judge Keen said he was giving Beaumont credit for his guilty plea and for the efforts that he had made to turn his life around.” And sent him to jail for 15 months.