Drunken man fires shotgun during Civil War reenactment

By Daniel Uria  |  Nov. 9, 2015 at 12:50 PM
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MCINTOSH COUNTY, Okla., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Civil War reenactment in Oklahoma took a turn towards reality as a drunken man was arrested for firing an actual weapon.

Police apprehended Gary Alen Lane after the man was found intoxicated and holding a sawed-off shotgun at a reenactment of the Battle at Honey Springs.

Lane resisted arrest, dropping his weapon and fleeing from McIntosh County Sheriff's Department deputies after firing a shot towards a tent containing nine actors.

Reports say that more that police found additional weapons at Lane's home near the battlefield.

One of the actors in the tent was struck by a shotgun pellet but did not sustain an injury.

Lane was charged with several offenses, including assault and battery with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, malicious injury to property and resisting arrest. He is being held at the McIntosh County Criminal Justice Center with out bail and set for trial on November 9th.

Following the shooting the festivities at the Honey Springs battlefield continued uninterrupted.

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