Car Alarm Overkill: Man Shoots It Dead, Is Arrested


A Simi Valley, Calif., man annoyed by a noisy car alarm fired at least three bullets into a Toyota Camry, silencing the alarm and bringing out police who hauled him away in handcuffs, authorities told the Associated Press. David Owen Rye, 48, was arrested and booked for investigation of reckless discharge of a firearm and felony vandalism, Sgt. John Adamczyk said. Rye allegedly told officers he used his handgun to put a stop to the car alarm.

The owner of the Camry, a sailor whose ship had just returned from an eight-month cruise, was visiting a friend when he heard the gunfire at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, KCAL-TV reported. “I mean, that’s not a safe guy. I mean, you get upset over an alarm, over a noise like that, (then) there’s some little kids making too much noise and he decides to do something awful,” sailor Nicholas Moreno, 25, said. Police were called to the Yosemite Avenue apartment building and Rye was ordered out of his apartment by an officer with a bullhorn.


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