Parking is a bitch and finding a spot right in front of your house can feel like the baby Jesus came down and declared you the chosen one. Maybe that’s what this Florida man was thinking when he allegedly shot at a utility truck parked in front of his house.
Jorje Jove, 64, didn’t like the AT&T work trucks in front of his home on Wednesday, so he picked up his revolver and, as it appears on video, started shooting.
Because everyone knows the best way to get someone to get in their truck, start the ignition and drive away is to shoot out the tires and the vehicle’s engine.
“Apparently, the homeowner was upset the trucks were parked in front of his driveway,” Hialeah Sgt. Carl Zogby told the Miami Herald.
At first, Jove only shot at a truck, but police said he raised the gun and fired at an AT&T worker in a bucket lift.
Jove was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and felony vandalism. He caused $1,000 in damage to the trucks, according to reports.
Jove told detectives that he “went bananas,” the local ABC affiliate, ABC10, reported.
Jove doesn’t have a concealed weapons permit for the firearm, so it was confiscated. He posted $30,000 bond.
“He flattened their tires. He shot into the bodies of the trucks. He shot out one of the radiators of the truck,” Zogby told ABC10. “He seemed to be a quiet man, and something made him snap today.”
Cellphone video shows a man who appears to be Jove walking around the trucks, shooting the four tires on the first truck before moving on to the second, reloading the Ruger .357 revolver in between.
The workers started shouting for someone to call the authorities.
“He’s shooting the truck right now,” said a man who identified himself as Derrick Taylor, a technician with AT&T. “There’s a guy shooting the tires and shooting the engines and everything.”
“Someone’s up in the bucket truck and he can’t come down because he’s shooting the truck,” he added.
Jove denies shooting at the AT&T worker, according to reports.