CHELAN FALLS — A 66-year-old Douglas County man fired warning shots into the air at a paraglider Tuesday afternoon but later told authorities that he did not intend to hit the paraglider.
The paraglider, a 36-year-old Issaquah man, was not injured and his craft was not hit, said Don Culp, Douglas County undersheriff.
The Orondo man first yelled at the paraglider that he was trespassing for flying low over his property on Box Canyon Road, Culp said. Then he fired the round into the air. That was followed by verbal “unpleasantries,” which were followed by another round or two.
Culp said the paraglider landed at a park in Chelan Falls and called authorities. After hearing his story, a deputy contacted the Orondo man, who admitted firing the shots and yelling at the paraglider.
The incident happened about 2:30 p.m. Box Canyon Road is across the Columbia River from Chelan Falls. The paraglider took off from Chelan Butte.
Culp said no arrests were made and the case was referred to the county prosecutor .