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Woman, 92, in custody over shooting

A 92-year-old Florida woman is in custody after police said she fired shots at a neighbour who refused to give in to her demands for a kiss.

Police said Helen Staudinger, of Fort McCoy, went next door to visit her neighbour, 53-year-old Dwight Bettner, and grew angry when he would not give her a kiss.

She then allegedly fired four rounds into Bettner's house from a semi-automatic pistol, shattering a window. No-one was hurt in the incident.

Mr Bettner told police he had ongoing issues with his neighbour, who he said had grown enamoured with him and threatened to shoot him when he told her he had a girlfriend.

Staudinger is in Marion County Jail, charged with aggravated assault and shooting into a dwelling.

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