A man in Florida shoots two AT&T utility trucks that were parked outside his home and the whole event was caught on video by one of the workers as he spoke to 911.
Yeah, that made them move!
Cellphone video shows 64-year-old Jorge Jove calmly walking around the first truck as he shoots at all four tires on Wednesday.
Jove then walked to the second truck and opened fire. He reloaded the gun several times.
Police said utility workers were working on lines near the home when 64-year-old Jorge Jove approached them on Wednesday morning. Jove was apparently upset because the trucks were parked in front of his home.
The workers told the man they would move the trucks after the work was completed. The man then went inside his home and came back out with a gun and started shooting at the tires.
“That’s insane. That’s really hard to believe,” said AT&T worker Michael Martin.
He wasn’t the only worker who felt that way.
“That doesn’t seem like it makes much sense,” said worker Jeff Reardon. “I think maybe a psychological evaluation would have been in order.”
The Miami Herald reports AT&T technician Derrick Taylor could be heard saying that there was a man shooting the tires and the engines of the truck.
On the video, you can hear a worker calling 911 as Jove shoots over and over again into the trucks, loading his high-powered revolver three times.
“Somebody is up in the bucket right now and they can’t come down because he’s shooting the truck,” one of the workers told 911.
Arriving police reported that they saw Jove fire at the man in the bucket at the top of a utility pole. Jove was booked on multiple counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. A police report says he told detectives that “he went bananas and wanted to stop (the workers) from leaving.”
Jove confessed to firing as many as 18 shots into two AT&T work trucks, and allegedly fired at one worker.
Hialeah Sgt. Carl Zogby said in an email that Jove was upset because the trucks were parked in front of his driveway.
“He flattened their tires, he shot into the bodies of the trucks, he shot out one of the radiators of the truck. He seemed to be a quiet man, and something made him snap today,” Zogby said.
He was released straight from jail on bond Thursday without having to go before a judge. Authorities say charges are pending. It’s unclear if Jove has a lawyer.
“It was a bondable offense. That was our decision, our detectives’ decision,” Zogby said.
Had Jove appeared in court, a judge could have attached restrictions to his release, including a requirement that he surrender all weapons he might have.
AT&T released a statement regarding the incident:
“We’re grateful nobody was hurt, and we’re working with law enforcement in their investigation. Because there’s an active investigation, I need to refer you to them for any questions.”
Insanity! If he wanted the trucks gone, he sure did not help THAT situation. Crazy man!
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