A man in Delray Beach was arrested after he fired a shotgun in the general direction of his neighbor after his neighbor stopped by to ask if he could fill up his bicycle tire with air, police said.
Police said Gianuzzi’s neighbor was riding his bike through the neighborhood when he realized his tire was getting low. The man told officers he has gone to Gianuzzi’s in the past and gotten his tire filled with no hassle.
The man said he knocked on Gianuzzi’s door, but when he didn’t hear a response, he walked back to his bike, according to an arrest report.
Gianuzzi then appeared at the doorway with a shotgun and threatened to shoot him, according to the report. He let off one shot just to the left of his neighbor, and the man pedaled to another neighbor’s home who happened to be a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy.
Police interviewed Gianuzzi at his home and said he appeared to be intoxicated. He said he was sick of his neighbor coming over and asking for air for his bicycle tires, according to the report.
“Guys, what’s the big deal?” Gianuzzi asked, according to the report. “I shot wide to the left of him.”
Gianuzzi is charged with discharging a firearm in public and aggravated assault with a firearm. He is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail without bail.