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Dublin Neighbors Face Off With Mythbusters Over Cannonball Blast

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A cannonball from a "Mythbusters" experiment went through this home on Cassata Place in Dublin on December 6, 2011. (CBS)

A cannonball from a “Mythbusters” experiment went through this home on Cassata Place in Dublin on December 6, 2011. (CBS)

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DUBLIN (KCBS)— The entire cast of the hit TV show Mythbusters got an earful from Dublin residents at a meeting about a recent accident that sent a cannonball crashing through the neighborhood.

More than 100 people attended an 11 a.m. community meeting at the Alameda County Office of Emergency Services on Saturday.

The popular Discovery Channel show’s executive producer and co-star Dan Tapster assured them all that the show has high standards of safety.

The cannonball fired on December 6th from the Alameda County Bomb Range flew right over Kathryn Baker’s house before hitting two other homes and a parked car.

“I don’t think that it’s a freak accident when a cannon goes amok when you shoot it off. That’s why I was shocked when the procedures weren’t in place to keep this from happening,” Baker said.

There were others that voiced concerns and requests that Mythbusters keep filming locally. Host Adam Savage said they will make sure that it doesn’t happen again.

“We feel terrible about what happened. Our main goal is that the community understands that we take it very seriously,” Savage said.

A Sheriff’s Safety Review and Dublin Police Report are expected next month and then the sheriff will decide if the show can still use the site for experiments.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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