Jon Gosselin fires gun, chases away paparazzo

Jon Gosselin arrives at the THQ'S E3 "Take Jon Gosselin arrives at the THQ'S E3 "Take No Prisoners" event in Los Angeles. (June 16, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

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Former reality-TV star Jon Gosselin fired a pistol shot outside his rural home to ward off a photographer on Friday, and then followed her in a car down his private dirt road until she left his property.

TMZ.com reported that the unidentified photographer, whose photos of a gun-toting Gosselin accompanied the story, had trailed the former "Jon & Kate Plus 8" star home from his job as a waiter at the Black Dog Café in Stouchsburg, Penn., in Berks County near Reading.

When she then tried to shoot pictures of his cabin -- located in Robeson Township, according to the Reading Eagle -- he approached her and pulled a gun from the back of his pants, she told TMZ. He then began yelling at her and fired a warning shot.

The photographer followed Gosselin from a main road onto dirt roads she said she assumed were public.

The Mohnton Borough Police Department told E! News the photographer reported the incident to them, but she declined to ask police to take action.

It is legal in Pennsylvania for a resident to fire a weapon on private property, the police told E!

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TMZ noted that if the photographer had filed a complaint, police might have chosen to charge her with criminal trespass.

Gosselin, 36, revealed to "Entertainment Tonight" last week that he has been working as a waiter at the Black Dog. The Reading Eagle added Sunday that he splits his week between shifts there and at the restaurant Emily's in Mohnton.

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