In a variation on our failure-to-resist-temptation theme, a Boise resident reported to police that shots had been fired in the vicinity of Warm Springs Avenue and Eckert Road at about 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15.
A search of the area--with the help of concerned citizens--located the suspected perps, two 28-year-old dudes, Dustin L. Edison of Nampa and Dustin H. Chase of Caldwell.
Investigators allege the clueless pair sat on their asses in their vehicle and, using a flashlight and what the cops called a ".410 shotgun handgun," fired repeatedly at a deer they spotted from the road.
So our escapees from Canyon County now each face misdemeanor charges of hunting without a license, hunting with the aid of artificial light and shooting from a public highway. What's more, the Nampan has a prior felony conviction on his record, so he received an additional parting gift: a felon-in-possession-of-a-firearm charge. Which is, what else? A felony.