Rodney Wold, 64, of Louisville, Kentucky, is facing charges after sticking up for our furry friends the rabbit and squirrel by pointing his loaded AK-47 at his neighbor. The man confirmed that they had had previous issues, though Wold did not have a criminal record — until now.
An unnamed Louisville man was taking potshots with an air rifle at rabbits and squirrels in his yard, because he believed they were ravaging his vegetable garden. For the record, he says he was using the rifle to scare them off. Whether or not that is the case, Wold confronted his neighbor, presumably about shooting the cute little varmints. The man’s response has not been released, but an eyewitness account confirmed that Wold went into his house and came out brandishing a loaded AK-47 rifle. According to police spokes person Karry Klain, “He loaded the magazine with, I believe it was, 19 rounds and went back outside and pointed it at his neighbor and said, ‘If you want to hunt something, hunt men.’” The neighbor it seems declined to shoot Wold, instead calling 911.
Police arrived to find the AK-47 under Wold’s mattress and arrested him for wanton endangerment. He was held on a $5,000 bond, which the judge waived at his hearing, releasing Wold on his own recognizance. Wold is no longer allowed to own any projectile weapons, or to have any contact with his neighbors. In fact, Wold’s attorney advised him to “go sit in the house,” which is probably wise.