A 59-year-old Humptulips man is in custody after allegedly shooting his family’s vehicles, television and other household items Monday night while his wife, daughter and grandchildren were inside the home, the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Deputies responded to the home on Forbes Lane at about 9:15 p.m. Monday to a report the man was “shooting up the family home” with a revolver, Undersheriff Dave Pimentel said.
His family was able to leave the residence before deputies arrived. The man had left the home as well, but returned after a short time and tried to re-enter the house, Pimentel said. After a struggle, deputies arrested him.
Pimentel said the man was not shooting at people, but was allegedly making threats as he shot items around the home. There’s no clear indication of what sparked the incident.
“Just fed up and stressed by the holidays, it appears,” Pimentel said.
The man was arrested for second-degree domestic violence assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest.
For help dealing with holiday stress, or help any time of year, 24 hours a day, call the Grays Harbor Crisis Clinic at 360-532-4357 or 1-800-685-6556.