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Pa. man shoots gun at toilet, in bar named Shooters

The bidet has a light and a drying fan.
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This common toilet doesn't appear to pose a threat, but police say a man shot a gun at one like it at a bar in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
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(CBS/AP) WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - What's in a name? Apparently quite a lot in the case of a man Pennsylvania authorities say used a stolen handgun to shoot a toilet.

It happened at a bar called Shooters.

Sounds like a bit of a crapshoot.

Police say they received a report of a toilet being shot in the men's room at the bar in Wilkes-Barre early Tuesday.

They say 41-year-old Leroy Michael Smith walked out of the bar after the gunfire, but returned five minutes later.

Investigators believe Smith went to hide the gun in the seat of a vehicle. Police say they later recovered the weapon.

Smith told investigators he didn't shoot the toilet. He was released from jail after posting $5,000 bail.

He's charged with reckless endangerment, receiving stolen property and other counts.