A 27-year-old man pleaded not guilty Thursday to shooting an arrow through a window of his elderly neighbor’s house in January. No one was hurt in the incident, which left an arrow lodged in a wall of the couple’s bedroom.
According to police officials, Ronald Helen admitted to shooting a 2 1/2-foot-long arrow through the window of Priscilla and Andras Muller’s home on the 700 block of North Buena Vista Street, but said it was an accident.
The couple found the arrow lodged in their bedroom wall on Jan. 28. It had pierced a fiberglass panel separating the adjacent property before breaking a 3-inch hole in a window in the Mullers’ home and striking the bedroom wall.
Although the trajectory of the arrow into their home suggested it originated from the adjacent property, it took more than a month before Helen stepped forward.
Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said Helen admitted to officers that it was an accident.