A Simi Valley man was arrested after he shot at nonexistent trespassers on his property, police said.
On Sept. 24 just before 6:30 a.m., officers responded to “a suspicious incident of a subject that rang a Simi Valley resident's doorbell and then hid in the bushes.”
One of the officers saw a man, identified as 63-year-old Gary Laskowki, come out from under a bush with a gun in his hand. He was detained.
“The investigation revealed the subject was under the influence of alcohol and thought intruders were in his residence,” the department said in a press release. “Officers located evidence of multiple rounds fired within the subject’s residence and garage from his firearm.”
Police later determined there were no intruders in the residence.
One bullet hole was found on the door of a neighbor’s parked car, while another was found in the neighbor’s garage.
Laskowski was booked at Ventura County Main Jail on a charge of gross negligence: discharge of a firearm.