Man shooting pigeons in Benton County hits mail truck

A man shooting at pigeons Tuesday on private property in Benton County hit a passing mail truck with shotgun pellets.

No one was injured during the incident, which took place near the 96000 block of East Locust Grove Road.

Deputies closed off the area for a while until they were able to determine the man, who had permission to be on the property, apparently hit the mail truck by accident, authorities said. The man was not arrested.

The mail truck was not heavily damaged.

Deputies will forward a charge of reckless endangerment to the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office for review.