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Old 12-07-2011, 08:54 AM   #1
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'Mythbusters' cannonball hits Dublin home, minivan

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One of the zany experiments staged by the "Mythbusters" television show nearly turned into a suburban tragedy Tuesday afternoon in Dublin when the crew fired a homemade cannon toward huge containers of water at the Alameda County Sheriff's Department bomb disposal range.

The cantaloupe-sized cannonball missed the water, tore through a cinder-block wall, skipped off a hillside and flew some 700 yards east, right into the Tassajara Creek neighborhood, where children were returning home from school at 4:15 p.m., authorities said.

There, the 6-inch projectile bounced in front of a home on quiet Cassata Place, ripped through the front door, raced up the stairs and blasted through a bedroom, where a man, woman and child slept through it all - only awakening because of plaster dust.

The ball wasn't done bouncing.

It exited the house, leaving a perfectly round hole in the stucco, crossed six-lane Tassajara Road, took out several tiles from the roof of a home on Bellevue Circle and finally slammed into the Gill family's beige Toyota Sienna minivan in a driveway on Springvale Drive.

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Old 12-07-2011, 09:09 AM   #2
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It was bound to happen eventually. Wonder who's getting fired for aiming the cannon. Lol.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:28 PM   #3
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Can you imagine what would have happened if this would have hit a child?
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:27 PM   #4
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Ooooooops... This reminds me of a couple years ago when a lady was camping at Texas Motor Speedway and a .50 BMG round came through the roof of her camper and shattered her arm. Turns out the guy was shooting at a range 1+ miles away and missed the backstop.
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