Police say a man in Florida shot at a car with two people inside because they went to the wrong address to bring an Instacart order.
A report from the Davie Police Department says that Waldes Thomas Jr., 19, and Diamond D’arville, 20, were trying to bring groceries on April 15 when they were on the phone with the customer trying to find the right address.
The two people allegedly drove up to Antonio Caccavale’s 43-year-old property in Southwest Ranches, a town about 30 miles northwest of Miami.
According to the report, Caccavale told police that he saw the car on his land and told his teenage son to tell the people in the car to leave.
His son called for help, and when Caccavale got to the car, he said the driver was reportedly driving “erratically” and had started running over logs, boulders, and a fence on the property, Davie police said.
According to the police report, the homeowner said that after the car reportedly ran over his foot, he feared for his and his son’s safety and pulled out his handgun and fired several shots at the tires of the car.
Thomas and D’arville told police that they “tried to back out of the area” but hit a rock. Caccavale then came up to them and grabbed the driver’s door window, the report says.
Thomas Heard Three Shots Close by
The police report says that Thomas tried to leave the area and heard three shots close by. Police say that after the shot was fired, the couple left the area.
In the end, Davie police decided that no charges should be made because “each party seems to have been right in what they did base on what they saw.”
The tweets below show the anger of people on the incident:
AGAIN: A couple in Broward County said they were shot at after they went to the wrong address to deliver Instacart groceries. The couple said police told them there would be no repercussions for the shooter because no Florida laws were broken. #flapol https://t.co/9tmQcVaypn
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) April 22, 2023
Turning into the wrong driveway. Knocking the wrong door. Mistaking someone else’s car for yours. Getting the DoorDash delivery address wrong. No one should get shot for doing any of these things, but NRA/Fox News paranoia + guns is a deadly mix. https://t.co/j1wxlQtsJv
— Mallory McMorrow (@MalloryMcMorrow) April 23, 2023
But in a statement to ABC News, Broward County State Attorney Harold Pryor said that his office’s prosecutors would decide if charges should be made.
Pryor said, “I called the Davie Police Department and asked for a full investigation.”
“The safety of everyone in the Instacart community is very important to us,” Instacart told ABC News in a statement. “When we hear about violence or threats of violence against any member of the Instacart community, we act right away.” “We have tried to get in touch with the shopper and will help the police with any ongoing investigations.”
People Who Went to the Wrong House and Were Shot at or Killed Have Been in the News Recently
Ralph Yarl, a 16-year-old Black boy, was shot by a homeowner in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 13 after he went to the wrong house to pick up his siblings.
Lawyers Lee Merritt and Ben Crump, who are helping Yarl’s family, say that Yarl was shot in the head and in the arm.
Andrew Lester, who is 84 years old, was charged with one count of first-degree felony assault and one count of first-degree felony dangerous criminal action after Yarl was shot. On April 19, he said he wasn’t guilty in Clay County.
In another case, 20-year-old Kaylin Gillis was shot and killed on April 15 in rural upstate New York. She was in a car that accidentally pulled into a yard.
Four young adults were trying to find a friend’s house in the area when they drove up the wrong path in their car. When they realized their mistake, they were turning around when the homeowner, 65-year-old Kevin Monahan, came out with a gun and shot at their car, said Washington County Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy.
Murphy said that Monahan has never been in trouble with the law before, but he was still arrested and charged with second-degree murder. His lawyer said, “He didn’t know who they were or why they were there. Again, the sheriff is making it sound like all they did was drive in, turn around, and leave.
In another case, two dancers from Texas were shot on April 18 after one of them said they got into the wrong car in a parking lot after practice, according to KTRK.
Police told KTRK that one of the cheerleaders was treated at the scene and sent home, while the other was flown by helicopter to a hospital in serious condition.
Police say that Pedro Tello Rodriguez Jr., who is 25 years old, has been charged with third-degree murder in connection with the event.
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