Man claims his car was shot by shotgun at Plaza Midwood auto shop

Man claims his car was shot by shotgun at Plaza Midwood auto shop

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte resident John Cappuccilli got a phone call he wasn't expecting Thursday morning. The auto shop where he had left his 2010 Mazda Speed 3 the night before was contacting him to let him know something had happened to his vehicle.

Cappuccilli said he went to the auto shop and learned his car had been damaged. The back windshield was blasted out with shards of glass littering the surface of the car. The side of the car had also been damaged by BBs.

Cappuccilli said that the police were called to the business and they determined his car had been shot with a shotgun.

"I was in disbelief. I just couldn't imagine something like this would have happened to me," said Cappuccilli. "You don't hear of someone's car just drive-by shooting get shot like that."

The car owner said his vehicle's damages will cost thousands of dollars to fix.

He thinks he is the victim of a random crime.

"I think someone drove by and shot it," said Cappuccilli. Either that or kids across the street must have somehow gotten a gun and pulled the trigger."

The car owner thinks the incident must have happened sometime early Thursday morning. He said is not sure if anyone was around to see it, and he doesn't know of anyone who would want to do this to him.

"No enemies. No pissed off women. I can't explain it," said Cappuccilli.

He said he doesn't blame the shop for any of the damage his car sustained and he asked that WBTV not include the name of the business in this report. He said the owner of the shop had been very cooperative with the investigation.

Cappuccilli said he is happy no one was hurt.

"If I was in it, I could have been shot. Anyone walking by could have been shot so there could have been collateral damage," said Cappuccilli.

He said the damage will take weeks to repair. He has filed a report with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department regarding the incident.

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