A retired Florida firefighter opened fire on utility trucks parked in front of his lawn after they ignored his orders to move.
A witness recorded video of Jorge Jove calmly walking around an AT&T truck about 11 a.m. Wednesday and firing gunshots at all four tires and the engine as panicked workers called 911 for help, reported the Miami Herald.
“He’s shooting the truck right now,” said a worker, who identified himself to dispatchers as Derrick Taylor. “There’s a guy shooting the tires and shooting the engines and everything.”
The 64-year-old Jove then walked over to the second truck and started shooting, and even reloaded his gun several times.
“Someone’s up in the bucket truck and he can’t come down because he’s shooting the truck,” Taylor told the 911 dispatcher.
Police arrived and questioned Jove, who said he was angry the trucks were parked in front of his driveway.
“He flattened their tires, he shot into the bodies of the trucks, he shot at one of the radiators of the trucks,” said Sgt. Carl Zogby, of Hialeah police. “We’re trying to determine now whether he was actually intentionally trying to shoot the workers or just shoot the vehicles.”
The workers told Jove they would move the vehicle within minutes, after they finished their repairs, but that didn’t satisfy the homeowner.
A neighbor, who described Jove as “an impeccable man,” told WSVN-TV that the retired firefighter had previously exchanged words with utility workers making the same repairs in front of his driveway.
Jove was taken into custody for questioning, and police said charges were pending.