Man uses gun for TV remote control
A P.E.I. man who turned off his television permanently with his .45-calibre handgun has been placed on probation and ordered to undergo counselling.
Todd Francis Jollimore, 43, of Summerside, pleaded guilty to careless use of a firearm.
Judge Jeff Lantz of provincial court in Summerside heard a neighbour called police after he stopped by to check on Jollimore and discovered the shattered television. Jollimore told police he was watching TV when he decided to shut it off with a round from his handgun.
Police returned the next day with a search warrant and found improperly stored ammunition, along with 12 marijuana plants. Jollimore is permitted to use marijuana for medical purposes.
Jollimore also pleaded guilty to growing marijuana. His lawyer, Yolande Richard, said Jollimore was distraught over the death of his uncle earlier that day. Jollimore had found his uncle and been unable to revive him.
Richard told CBC News Friday Jollimore felt like he needed to do something he had control over.
Lantz placed Jollimore on probation for 18 months, fined him $1,000 on the drug charge and ordered him to surrender the handgun. He also has to undergo counselling.
Last Updated: Friday, October 2, 2009 | 10:41 AM AT