How would you like to live next door to this man? A rural Menomonie, Wisconsin man is accused of threatening a neighbor with a shotgun. Dustin Valla, age 27, lives in the town of Red Cedar. He claims that he likes to shoot his guns to relieve stress and that’s why he lives in a rural area.
However, a neighbor called police when Mr. Valla threatened him. The neighbor heard shots in the nearby woods and thought someone was hunting illegally. When he found out it was Mr. Valla, he asked him to stop. Mr. Valla said to the neighbor that he could hunt anywhere he wanted and added, “I’m the one with the gun, and I could kill you.”
Shortly after this incident, the neighbor heard more shots. He then heard Valla yell that he was shooting at you guys now. Valla was firing six to eight shots from the deck of his home. When confronted by police, Valla told him that he had just purchased an old shotgun that wasn’t working properly. He was shooting in the woods in an attempt to fix it.
Valla faces a felony charge of first-degree reckless endangerment and several misdemeanor counts that include discharging a firearm within 100 yards of a building and disorderly conduct. He’s not exactly the neighbor of the year.