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Minn. man shoots at bat, damages next-door home

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MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a Maplewood man chose an unusual way to attack a bat that had gotten into his home.

Authorities say 52-year-old Cedric R. Newton took out his .38-caliber revolver and fired several times, wounding the bat and leaving three bullet holes in an adjoining vacant town house. There were also dents in the town house's stove and a metal closet door.


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