Baby hurt by shattered glass from bullet

July 6, 2008 12:28:16 PM PDT
A bullet struck a moving car in Lancaster County, shattering a rear window and leaving an infant with minor facial injuries from the broken glass. Forty-year-old James Swarr, of East Petersburg, was arrested and charged with simple assault and other offenses for allegedly firing the bullet.

Tiffanie Howard, of East Petersburg, had been driving with a 5-month-old and another child Friday night when the window shattered.

Police say Swarr had been firing a rifle and a shotgun toward the road, including at a box on a utility pole. Authorities say he hit the car and also knocked out phone service to several customers.

Police say Swarr was careless but did not mean to hurt anyone. Swarr has a non-published telephone listing and could not be reached for comment.

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Information from: Intelligencer Journal, http://www.lancasteronline.com/pages/paper/sundaynews/

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