Cantonment Man Was Allegedly Drunk While Firing Sawed-off Shotgun In Neighborhood

November 19, 2021

A Cantonment man was allegedly under the influence while firing a sawed-off shotgun in a local neighborhood.

Christopher Daniel Dailey, 30, was charged with use of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol and possession of a short barreled shotgun. He was released on a $5,500 bond.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrived to find Dailey standing on a neighbor’s porch on Well Line Road.

“I could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person and slurred speech,” a deputy wrote in his report. Dailey told deputies he had consumed eight tall boy beers and two liquor drinks.

Dailey stated that he had discharged a shotgun at two aggressive pit bulls in his yard. A spent shell casing was found in the backyard.

Deputies located a Savage Arms Stevens Model 940E 12-gauge shotgun on Dailey’s refrigerator and an unspent shotgun shell on the kitchen counter, the report states. The barrel of the shotgun was 14.5 inches, less than the legal 18 inches.


17 Responses to “Cantonment Man Was Allegedly Drunk While Firing Sawed-off Shotgun In Neighborhood”

  1. Michael on November 24th, 2021 3:13 am

    So…. Did anyone else see those aggressive pit bulls? The dudes wasted. He probably saw two aggressive rats.

  2. David Huie Green on November 23rd, 2021 2:01 pm

    Stand your ground.

    If a dog attacks, you don’t have time to sober up before defending yourself.
    (Better not to drink in the first place, but that’s mostly the Baptist in me.)

    Time to overrule the blatantly unconstitutional prohibition on dog-repellants/shoot-in-thar-amongst-’em guns.

    (And if it’s your dogs, don’t let them rove to threaten what looks like a nice fellow.)

    David for the bill of rights and red beards

  3. Ali on November 21st, 2021 1:02 pm

    Who of us have not done some really stupid things when we’ve been drinking. Let’s hope he’s learned something by this.

  4. Bewildered on November 21st, 2021 10:43 am

    Drunk or sober- don’t Know how I would react facing two aggressive pit bulls. I walk by one every day while out and about with my 20 lbs. little mutt. Glad the growling pit is behind a 6 ft chain link fence.

  5. Chrid on November 21st, 2021 9:21 am


    He already told on himself, so the charge will most likely stick

  6. Susie on November 20th, 2021 11:58 am

    I’m so happy I don’t have dimwits for neighbors. This guy is irresponsible…..deadly irresponsible. He deserves whatever punishment comes his way. I hope he has enough sense to learn from it.

  7. NobodyInParticular on November 20th, 2021 9:01 am

    Who did he hurt? Where is the victim in any of this? No victim, no crime

  8. sam on November 20th, 2021 8:55 am

    when he sobers up it will a whole different world. a sawed off shotgun is big problem.

  9. Paul on November 19th, 2021 3:56 pm

    I know having the short barreled shotgun will get him in deep trouble.
    I’m just wondering if they can really get him for being drunk while using it if they didn’t catch him on the spot using it. He could have hammered down the drinks after the fact. They might as well add a DUI to the charges.

  10. Big Al on November 19th, 2021 10:11 am

    He won’t be laughing long, “sawed off shotgun”…he’s got ATF problems now. Those folks don’t play. He could get ten years for that sawed off shotgun. Can’t believe the judge only gave him that little amount of bond.

  11. Deborah Daugherty on November 19th, 2021 9:24 am

    Drunken idiot

  12. concerned on November 19th, 2021 8:36 am

    seriously had the deputies arrived on scene and the pit bulls came at the police officers what might have been the end results? the man was at his home his safe place sure he had been drinking however what would you do in a case like this. I’m sure it could have be handled differently . if I recall there was a child attacked a few days ago by a pit bull and no one knows who’s dog it belongs to. I truly hope that folks who own pit bulls will only have just one dog ? when 2 dogs run together they will attack . I don’t know this man but I think he got scared of being attacked. I hope all ends well in court.

  13. Paul on November 19th, 2021 8:27 am

    He must not have been that drunk if he could remember how many drinks he had ;)

  14. Bag on November 19th, 2021 8:10 am

    He was probably intoxicated and miss read the tape measure when he sawed it off. Give him a break.

  15. Martin on November 19th, 2021 8:04 am

    It’s the good ole tall boys talking.

  16. Woodrow Melvin Jr on November 19th, 2021 7:41 am

    Never saw a happier, less repentant drunk. BUT He should sell the shotgun for beer money!

  17. Po on November 19th, 2021 7:20 am

    Well he looks like he’s proud of what he’s accomplished.

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