We just discussed the tragedy in New York where a man hunting deer after sunset with a high-powered handgun shot and killed a woman walking her dogs. If you wonder how a hunter could fire at a woman walking her dogs, you might want to consider the arrest of Marvin C. Miller, 26. The Ohio hunter is charged with bagging a brown pick up truck that he mistook for a deer. Just for a point of reference, these are representations of the two different targets for any future hunters.
Miller was hunting near Snake Forest Road in North Harmony around 11:20 a.m. when he thought fired on the deer, which turned out to be a truck, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Miller hit the truck with a 7-mm round from his high-powered scoped rifle. He missed the driver and passenger, Robert Merritt, by just a few feet. The round struck the engine compartment and “disabled” the vehicle.
Miller was charged with discharging a firearm across a public roadway and second-degree reckless endangerment.
Miller could do well to consider Ford’s advertisement before going out again looking for deer: “If you haven’t looked at Ford lately, look again.”