Daryl Lee Nikle, 56, from North Dakota, admitted shooting a TV because he was angry about the volume. This has resulted in him being sentenced to six months in jail.
Nikle pleaded guilty in Grand Forks County District Court to a charge of reckless endangerment and the court ruled he will receive credit for time served. He will be able to serve the remainder of the sentence on electronic home monitoring or work release.
Police said Nikle asked three people in his home to turn down the volume on the TV just after 4 a.m. Oct. 2, and fired his .44 Magnum handgun at the set when they refused.
Investigators said the bullet went through the wall of his home.
Nikle was also ordered to undergo a chemical dependency evaluation.