Man charged with firing shotgun at salesmen

FREMONT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – A 61-year-old man was arrested Thursday after police said he fired a shotgun at two vacuum cleaner salesmen.

It happened at a home on S. Vandecar Road in Fremont Township, which is southwest of Mt. Pleasant.

The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department said the salesmen knocked on the door and saw the suspect walk towards the door, holding up his index finger to indicate he would be with them in just a moment.

The suspect then walked out of the home to the garage, and the salesmen became suspicious, according to the sheriff’s department. The salesmen decided to leave, and as they were driving away in their van, the man came out of a pole barn with a 20-gauge shotgun and allegedly fired two shots.

The driver of the van told deputies he heard something “whiz” by his window, the sheriff’s department said.

The suspect, whose name won’t be released until he’s arraigned, was arrested and is facing three counts of felonious assault and one count of reckless discharge of a firearm.

The sheriff’s department said investigators believe alcohol was a factor.

No one was hurt in the incident.

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