Police arrested an 84-year-old man this past weekend and charged him with discharging a firearm within city limits and violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
On Saturday, police responded to a complaint of gunshots on 36th Avenue North and found North Myrtle Beach resident Furman Clark Price sitting in his living room chair with a .22 rifle by his side and 3 spent rifle casings on the floor.
Police also found a dead goose with a gunshot wound to the chest lying in the parking lot across from Price’s home.
According to the police report, Price told the officers that he wanted to get rid of the geese or scare them away because he was tired of them defecating on his property. He confessed to shooting at the birds while sitting in his living room chair.
Officers took him into custody and he was released the next day from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on a $1,090 bond.