How do you knock down icicles on your house? A shovel? A stick? Your hands? Those are all common and effective methods. One old man in Illinois went with his gun instead.
The unnamed 80-year-old from St. Charles Township was shooting down icicles on his house Friday morning when a neighbor understandably called the police after hearing the shots. Police did not charge the man with a crime or arrest him, but presumably asked him to find a better way to take down his icicles. (Just pay some neighborhood kids to throw rocks at them, or something.)
Now, let's all wonder how this man rakes his leaves in the fall.
H/t to tomuban