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73-year-old Gino Colonacosta along with his 15-year-old son fired shots at an innocent woman. According to reports, the duo believed that the woman was trying to break into their home in Florida. The incident has been characterized by the authorities as “really, really stupid.”

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said, “This ranks among the craziest stuff that I have seen in a while and I’ve seen a lot of crazy stuff.”

The incident occurred on Saturday, Oct 15, Colonacosta and his son Rocky, mistook a neighbor dropping off a medicine package at their door as an intruder, Judd said in a Monday press conference.

The Colonacostas saw the man on their Ring doorbell and found it suspicious, Judd said.

The teenage son, armed with a gun, couldn't find anyone when he went outside to have a look around. The duo was walking outside in search of a non-existent burglar when they saw a car with the engine running about 100 yards from their home, Judd said.

The woman inside the car was fiddling on her phone and minding her own business as Gino Colonacosta pointed a gun at her and demanded she get out of the car, Judd said.

The woman frantically reversed her car thinking that she was being carjacked. She crashed into another vehicle behind her, Judd said.

Rocky Colonacosta started firing at the woman believing that the driver was attempting to back into him and then his father also started shooting as she drove away, Judd said.

A total of seven shots were fired. Fortunately, none of them hit the victim although one struck a baby’s car seat in the back and lodged into the driver’s seat of the car, Judd said.

He said, “Our victim was that close to death.”

The Colonacostas were called “way out of line,” by the Sheriff and are facing attempted murder charges, among other criminal counts, he added.

Judd said he wanted to see the duo behind the bars, noting the teenage son isn’t even allowed to possess a gun.

“They searched people out to shoot them,” Judd said.

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