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Posted at 4:26 PM ET, 12/11/2010

Md. priest fined after pistol prank

By The Associated Press

A Maryland priest's prank with starter pistol lands him in a Connecticut court.

The Rev. Daniel Lynch pleaded guilty Friday to disturbing the peace and was fined $90.

Lynch was tackled by Bridgeport police in September after they surrounded the house where he was visiting, then rushed inside. Neighbors had reported that one man there was firing a handgun at another.

It turned out the gun was only a starter pistol, which the 62-year-old Lynch had fired at a longtime friend as a joke.

Lynch's lawyer, Robert Photos, said the friends were laughing about the prank when police burst in and took down Lynch as he yelled, “It's not a real gun!” Photos said Lynch, of Takoma Park, Md., was “sorry he created any inconvenience.”

By The Associated Press  | December 11, 2010; 4:26 PM ET
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The various medias are using the wrong form of old regarding Elizabeth Edwards' daughter Cate. She is the older daughter not the oldest daughter. Elizabeth had two daughters not three or more.

Posted by: jbflynnjbgmailcom | December 11, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Over-reaction on the neighbor's part does not mean the peace was disturbed.

Posted by: blasmaic | December 11, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Please!!! If you are going to "teach grammar", please correct "medias" since media is the plural for medium!

Posted by: mrobertson011 | December 11, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Wow, the police totally overreacted on this one. I saw this story elsewhere, and there were more details. They were rough with him--they detained him, handcuffed him, all for nothing. come on, he's 62.

They should detain and handcuff the crazy neighbor for making a phony complaint!

Posted by: wileycoyote1 | December 17, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

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