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Petrolia man arrested after allegedly firing gun at TV

September 25, 2017 Digital Media Exclusive

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Robert M. Myers Sr.

PETROLIA — A man is accused of firing a pistol at a cell phone and video game console belonging to his girlfriend's son during an altercation at his home Sunday night.

State police said Robert M. Myers Sr., 49, later fired two more rounds into a television in the son's bedroom at the family's home on Jamison Street in Petrolia.

No one was hurt, but Myers was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

The incident was apparently motivated, police said, by Myers' anger with the son of his girlfriend, Tanya Parsons.

He allegedly got his .45-caliber pistol and took the son's phone and Xbox 360 outside, according to a police affidavit, and “fired multiple rounds” into the items.

but he wasn't finished, police said.

He went back into the house and “fires two additional rounds” through the TV in the bedroom of Parsons' son.

A full report will appear in the Butler Eagle.

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