Police: Homeowner answered knock with shotgun

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Some people are annoyed by door-to-door salespeople, but police said one Clarksville homeowner took it too far when he answered his door to an alarm salesman while holding a shotgun and then fired it so the guy would get off his property.

The Tennessean is reporting that Clarksville police charged 27-year-old Kenneth Spurlock with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

Police say Spurlock answered his door Tuesday holding a shotgun and asked the 20-year-old salesman to leave. When he didn't immediately leave, police said the homeowner fired a shot into the ground 7 to 10 feet from where the salesman was standing.

The salesman is said to have left after the homeowner threatened to fire the shotgun again.

Spurlock could not be immediately reached for comment.

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