Elderly man shoots 30 bullets into woman’s home because she refused to have sex with him


Howard Sparber 
By: Mahesh Sarin

An elderly man was arrested on a charge of shooting into a dwelling after allegedly firing 30 bullets into a woman’s home because she refused to have sex with him, according to police in Florida.

Sumter County police said that they have arrested 69-year-old Howard Sparber, after being accused of harassing the woman for several months before trying to kill her by shooting bullets into her home.

Sparber was charged with armed burglary, aggravated stalking, shooting into a dwelling and criminal mischief. According to the police investigation, Sparber fired dozens of shots in order to unlock the front door of the woman’s house.

Luckily, the woman was not home at the time. Neighbors who heard the gunfire, called the police. Police officers who arrived at the scene, found Sparber in possession of a gun along with two magazines.

The woman later told police that she had been harassed by Sparber with sexual advances for the past six months. She fears for his life as Sparber once pointed a gun at her face.

Sparber caused at least $3,000 to the woman’s kitchen cabinets.