Police: Long wait caused man to shoot bathroom door

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man's drastic response to a long wait for the bathroom has led to criminal charges.  Officers were called to a Vernon apartment complex at about 3 a.m. Sunday for reports that a highly intoxicated man fired a gunshot indoors.

Police say the 22-year-old Shawn Cummins was at a neighbor's apartment when he grew restless while waiting for the bathroom, pulled out a 9 mm handgun and fired a round into the closed bathroom door. He left and allegedly fired another shot into an outside wall. No one was injured.

Cummins faces several charges including unlawful discharge of a firearm. He was held on $20,000 bail pending arraignment Monday. Police say he had a firearms permit.  It could not immediately be determined if he had a lawyer.

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