SANTA CLARITA ( — A 46-year-old retired sheriff’s deputy who fired his gun into the air after a children’s prank was banned Thursday from owning firearms and ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

Sung Jin Pak pleaded no contest to negligent discharge of a firearm and sentenced to three years of probation and five days of community service. In addition to the firearms ban, Pak was ordered to attend AA meetings weekly for the next six months.

On Oct. 12, Pak, who was still with the Sheriff’s Department at the time, fired his gun into the air after chasing a group of kids who repeatedly rang his doorbell in a game of “ding-dong-ditch.”

Pak is due back in court for a progress report on May 21.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE