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Maine Teen Accused of Shooting Cars with Pellet Gun 

Police say a Maine teen who received a pellet gun for Christmas used the gun to take potshots at passing cars from his porch. Old Town police say the 14-year-old boy shot at least four vehicles, including a brand-new 2011 pickup truck owned by the Penobscot Indian Nation Warden Service. Police Sgt. Travis Roy said that after receiving multiple reports of damage, he started going door to door. He says that at one of the homes he discovered that a boy had received a high-powered pellet gun for Christmas. He says the boy confessed. Roy says the shooter had a typical teen response when asked why he did it: The teen said he was “bored.” (AP)