San Diego, CA – June 6, 2012 – A former security guard faces multiple charges including attempted murder after a June 6th incident where he drew and fired at a Repo Man attempting to pick up his Dodge Magnum.
According to police, at approximately 9:30am, 54 year old David Santoro spotted an unnamed Repo Man in the process of hooking up his vehicle at an apartment complex in Casa De Oro. Despite Santoro’s protest, the Repo Man did not yield and continued to proceed with the repossession which prompted Santoro to threaten to shoot him.
Santoro then allegedly went back into the apartment and returned with a 9mm semi-automatic pistol.
It is alleged, that Santoro pointed the pistol at the Repo Man but unclear as to whether or not he was aiming at the Repo Man when he fired the shot or into the air. No one was hit.
After the shot was fired, the Repo Man relinquished the vehicle and Santoro fled the scene in the Magnum.
The former security guard was soon after pulled over in Lemon Grove by California Highway Patrol who were already on the look-out for him.
Santoro may face charges of attempted murder, carrying a concealed weapon and discharging a firearm within county limits, according to police. Santoro also reportedly had a collapsible police baton that deputies found in his possession which had an expired permit for use.