A 62-year-old Town of Lisbon man is accused of aiming a gun at a driver who was upset with the suspect’s kids who flipped him the middle finger after the man got cut off.
Gregory E. Cira was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Monday with one count of negligent handling of a weapon. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Saturday, a man was driving westbound in the W27800 block of Hickory Road when a car in front of him pulled to get mail out of a mailbox, then cut him off as he approached as it turned into a driveway. The man honked his horn and then saw two juvenile males near the entrance of the driveway flip him off.
The man then stopped, and backed up and rolled down his passenger side window to confront the kids about flipping him the middle finger. At that time, Cira walked up to the car, looked in the passenger side window, then pulled a handgun out, pushed it into the man’s right shoulder.
The man sped off and contacted the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.
Cira told deputies he got his mail in his car and then saw a man in a car honking and yelling at his son and his son’s friend who were walking down Hickory. He said he went to talk with the driver, whom he saw reaching around in the car, so he decided to pull his gun.
He said he told the driver “get the (expletive) out of here,” 10 times before the driver finally sped off. He said he didn’t contact police about the incident because he was just happy the man was gone.
Cira is currently free on a $1,000 signature bond while awaiting trial.