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Naked Florida man shoots gun to see if it works

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-05 11:59:59-04

Authorities say a naked drunk Florida man wanted to know if his .45-caliber gun and shotgun worked, so he fired them into the air.  

Neighbors heard the gunfire Tuesday and called the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.  A news release from the authorities says deputies found 66-year-old Roger Scheid inside the home and that he was "naked and appeared to be intoxicated."  

Investigators found the weapons and two spent casings. Scheid first told deputies he was cleaning the guns. Then, he said he was checking to see if they worked.

He is charged with unlawful discharge of a weapon and firing a weapon while under the influence.  No explanation for the lack of clothing.