A Lengthy Island man was arrested after allegedly taking pictures a 14-year-old boy who rang his doorbell as a prank on Thursday evening, reviews mentioned.
James Moshier, 64, was charged with assault and recklessly injuring a baby with a lethal weapon after allegedly taking pictures the teenager within the arm on his Laurel property round 9 p.m., according to WABC-TV.
The teenager knocked on Moshier’s back and front door a number of occasions, inflicting a girl who lived within the residence to imagine it was being burglarized, News 12 reported.
She wakened Moshier, who went to his backdoor and allegedly fired a shotgun on the teen, in accordance with the article.
A number of different teenagers who had been at a sleepover with the taking pictures sufferer informed the cable outlet he and one other buddy had been bored and had picked a random residence within the neighborhood to “doorbell ditch.”
“Generally what we expect are innocent pranks flip into main incidents,” Southold Police Capt. James Ginas reportedly mentioned, urging individuals to “be good.”
The teenager was handled at a hospital. Moshier was freed on $20,000 bail forward of a court docket date subsequent week, Information 12 reported.
Southold detectives didn’t instantly return a request for remark from The Submit.