Man Jailed After Repeatedly Firing Civil War Cannon at Neighbour’s House

Brain Malta from Kiantone, New York State was charged with three counts of menacing and three counts of harassment after repeatedly firing the empty cannon at his neighbour’s homes.

The 52 year old was taken to court in the rural town near the Pennsylvania border after multiple complaints from his neighbours after firing the disused civil war weapon even though it was empty, except for the powder and wadding required to fire it.

It was said that Malta and his neighbours had an ongoing dispute which was one of the causes.

Police later confiscated the weapon and charged the man.

Malta was released from the county jail after paying the $2,500 bail fee. Sadly he did not get to keep his cannon.

Words by Will Whiby