Cookeville man fires shots at dog 'eating his couch' - WSMV Channel 4

Cookeville man fires shots at dog 'eating his couch'

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Investigators said a man in Putnam County tried to shoot his dog because he said it was eating his couch.

The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon inside a home on Shipley Road, according to a report in the Cookeville Herald Citizen.

Sheriff's deputies said the pet's owner, Todd Gregory Carpenter, 49, fired shots at the animal but missed.

Instead, the bullets went through the wall of his apartment complex into a neighbor's house, nearly hitting two painters.

No one was hurt, and the dog escaped any injuries as well.

Officers said the shots were fired from a .22 caliber pistol. Two guns, the .22 caliber pistol and a 9mm pistol, were removed from Carpenter's home. A deputy said there were five bullet holes inside the residence.

Carpenter was charged with reckless endangerment and jailed on a $5,000 bond. His court date was set for July 8.

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