A man who said he thought his home was being burglarized fired multiple shots at a FedEx truck over the weekend, some apparently coming near the driver, authorities said.
Austin Fouts, 24, was charged with aggravated assault with a gun after the incident Saturday near Cumming, according to a report by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
The driver was not injured, authorities said.
Fouts told the driver after he allegedly fired the shots that he didn’t realize he was a FedEx driver and thought he was stealing from the residence, according to the report.
Fouts and his father returned to their Concord Brook Lane address about 7 p.m., the reporting deputy wrote, and saw a “white box truck leaving their driveway.” Austin Fouts thought their residence had just been broken into and was not sure if other family members were inside.
He said he got out of his truck with a Glock 19 and fired “approximately four or five rounds” into the grass, and also fired at the truck.
According to the report, five bullet holes were visible in the back of the truck, and four of the five went through the cab.
“I observed that one bullet hole was just above the headrest of the driver’s seat,” the deputy wrote in the report.
Fouts said he had seen “(rental) trucks driving the subdivision and even parked at the church down the road so he thought it was a break-in,” according to the deputy.
Fouts bonded out of the Forsyth County jail Sunday, according to sheriff’s spokesman Doug Rainwater.
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