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Woman Finds Arrow Lodged in Home
"I think you're selfish and very unsafe," Payton Zillion said.
Zillion is talking about the person who shot an arrow into a home on the 500-block of Vine Street. His grandmother lives in this neighborhood, and now he worries about another errant arrow.
"I would be walking down the sidewalk and someone's not looking and that arrow go flying right through my side," Zillion said.
The woman who lives in the home that was hit did not want to go on camera, because the person who shot the arrow has not been arrested. She told us she moved everything out of her front room and hasn't sat in the area since.
"Most of the houses on the block have small children," Springfield homeowner Brittany Clark said. "I'm not a kid but I don't want to get hit with a bow and arrow."
She also fears her dog may be hit by a stray arrow.
"We're not allowed to burn leaves, but we're allowed to shoot bow and arrows and have them go into peoples' houses," Clark said. "That's kind of--I think that's a little more dangerous."
A police report was filed, but officers say stopping the shooter may be difficult.
"There's no city ordinance against firing a bow and arrow within the city limits," acting police chief Kenny Winslow said. "There's nothing we could find under the state law that prohibits it either."
This doesn't change Zillion's mind about shooting arrows in his grandmother's community.
"Those arrows are the equivalent to a .45-caliber pistol," Zillion said. "I think that that's really unsafe."
No one was injured as a result of that incident, which police are at this point calling isolated. Officers have spoken with neighbors, but no arrests have been made.