FORT PIERCE, Fla., May 25 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a man told them his house flooded when his wife shot an AR-15 rifle at an indoor target and missed, hitting the washing machine.
St. Lucie County sheriff's deputies said a 21-year-old woman called them to the home of her 33-year-old estranged husband Sunday and they arrived to find "a lot of water on the floor covering most of the residence," TCPalm.com reported Wednesday.
The woman, who admitted to being drunk, told deputies her husband had called to ask if they could "get together" but he became angry after a "good evening" when she told him they could not get back together. She said he began firing the rifle indoors to scare her and struck the washing machine, causing metal shards to cut her legs.
However, the woman later told deputies she had been shooting the rifle with her husband.
The man told deputies he and his wife had been firing the gun at a target in a bedroom closet and his wife missed a shot while he was outside grilling and struck the washing machine.
Deputies said no charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.