MIDLAND, Texas – A Texas man faces assault charges after allegedly opening fire on a Frisbee golfer who entered his yard to retrieve a disc.
Buddy Myers, 43, lives near a Frisbee golf course, CBS7 reported. On Tuesday afternoon, a 19-year-old player overshot his hole, sending the disc into Myers’ yard, police said.
“They attempted to contact the neighbor by knocking at the door, did not receive an answer,” a city official told CBS7. “Then they went over to the backyard, peered over the fence and were going to attempt to go into the backyard to retrieve the Frisbee when they learned the neighbor really was home.”
Myers allegedly screamed at the golfer, fired a shot at him, then barricaded himself in his house.
A major police response followed.
“The park’s really booming back there, but Buddy didn’t like the Frisbees flying in his back yard. So it was obvious that he was hot about it,” neighbor Steve Conley told the news station.
Castle Law does not give citizens the right to fire at any person on their property and the Frisbee golfer was fully within his rights to retrieve his own property, local officials said.