NORTH HARMONY – An Ohio man is facing charges after firing a rifle at a pickup truck he reportedly mistook for a deer.
The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Marvin Miller of Middlefield, Ohio fired a round at the truck at about 11:20 a.m. Friday morning while hunting in the North Harmony State lands. The truck was reportedly traveling along an access road when it was struck.
Miller told deputies and New York State Environmental Conservation police that he had mistaken the pickup truck for a deer when he fired a round from his 7mm high-powered scoped rifle. The bullet struck the vehicle’s front fender on the driver’s side just a few feet from the cab.
No one was injured. Miller was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm across a roadway.