Father-son duo shoot seven times at woman sitting in her car because they thought SHE was going to rob THEM!
WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA: A Florida man and his 15-year-old son were arrested on charges of attempted murder for shooting at an innocent woman who they thought was trying to break into their home, said the police. Deputies had responded to an apartment complex located at 4900 Cypress Gardens Road in Winter Haven in reference to the shooting.
Gino Colonacosta's neighbor had received a package of prescribed medication in the mail addressed to the Colonacosta family on the morning of October 15. According to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, the neighbor went to the Colonacosta home to return the package and left it on their front door handle. According to Judd, the house had a ring doorbell camera. So when Gino Colonacosta, 73, and his son Rocky, 15, received a notification on their phones that the camera had moved, they grabbed their weapons and went after what they believed to be a burglar.
The neighbor had already left, but the pair armed with handguns, stepped outside to investigate. Police said that while Gino Colonacosta checked the parking lot, Rocky looked around the perimeter of the apartment building. As they were out looking for the non-existent burglar, the pair noticed a car about 100 yards from their house with tinted windows and the engine running.
The sheriff informed that there was a woman inside the car who was fiddling with her phone and "minding her own business" as Gino pointed a gun at her and demanded that she gets out of the car. "When she looks up and she sees Gino standing at the back of her vehicle with a gun pointed at her, screaming for her to get out of the car, she thinks 'he's about to carjack me, he's gonna rob me,'" Judd said.
The woman frantically reversed her car, thinking she was being carjacked and crashed into another vehicle parked behind. Rocky began firing at her because he thought she was attempting to back into him. Gino also began firing and both of them fired a total of 7 shots at her car as she somehow managed to flee away. "This ranks among the craziest stuff I have seen in a while, and I have seen a lot of crazy stuff," the sheriff added.
Later, after the Colonacostas and the woman reported the events to the police, it was discovered that one of the bullets had passed through a car seat and was lodged in the driver's seat of the car. The woman did not suffer any injuries.