Arizona man arrested after trying to literally shoot the moon

Police arrested an Arizona man after he apparently tried to shoot the moon.


Cameron Read was taken into custody Friday after his girlfriend told police he fired several shots from the window of their home, reported KPHO-TV.

Officers said the 39-year-old Read told police he had smoked marijuana and admitted trying to shoot the celestial body which orbits the earth.

A 49-year-old woman and her 15-year-old son were present when Read fired the weapon, and they said he fired several more shots as they fled.

The woman said Read claimed he saw Halley's Comet before firing the gun, reported The Arizona Republic.

Police said force was required to subdue Read.

He was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct, two counts of endangerment, and one count each of resisting arrest, criminal damage, and unlawful discharge of a firearm.