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Trespassing by air? Shotgun-wielding homeowner headed to court over paraglider confrontation

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WATERVILLE — A man who admitted twice firing a shotgun to warn a hovering paraglider away from his property faces a charge of unlawfully displaying a weapon.

Stephen B. Flinn, 66, must go before a Douglas County District Court judge Sept. 10. The charge is a gross misdemeanor, punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Flinn told Douglas County sheriff’s deputies he’d been having problems with gliders “trespassing on his property,” according to police…

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