In the chronicles of longstanding neighbor feuds, Brian Malta may have just etched himself a new chapter.
The 52-year-old allegedly aimed and fired an unloaded Civil War cannon repeatedly at his neighbors in Kiantone, N.Y. — about 60 miles south of Buffalo along the Pennsylvania border — and was arrested for the deed, according to the Associated Press.
But a report from YNN Buffalo noted that one neighbor accused Malta of firing the unloaded cannon at the neighbor's house for eight days straight.
Malta's attorney said his client "vigorously disputes the allegations against him and looks forward to the full truth of the matter coming out in the appropriate arena, which is a court of law," YNN Buffalo said.
Though the vintage long tom cannon was loaded only with powder charge and wadding, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's department confiscated his weapon Wednesday, the AP noted. Deputies said while it's legal to own a cannon, it was confiscated because it was used illegally, YNN Buffalo reported.
Malta was charged with three counts of 2nd degree menacing and three counts of 2nd degree harassment and released on $2,500 bail, the AP said.