NH Man Accused Of Pulling Shotgun On Man In Supermarket Parking Lot
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MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) —Police say a Manchester man pulled a shotgun on another motorist because he didn’t like how the man parked in a supermarket lot.
Fifty-three-year-old Richard Sinotte, was pulling into a parking space at Hanaford Supermarket when he started yelling at a man in a neighboring space. Sinotte allegedly believed the man was encroaching on the space he was trying to pull into.
The man in the next parking space was a 38-year-old Craig Driggers with his 2-year-old daughter in the backseat of the SUV. The man’s 62-year-old mother was loading the groceries into the trunk.
The two men argued back and forth as Sinotte continued to try to pull into the tight parking space.
“I said to him, ‘look man there’s an infant in this car don’t hit this car it’s not gonna be good. At that point he reached down and pulled up a firearm, which I guess later on was found to be a shotgun and said something to the effect ‘well how good do you think it’s gonna work out for you?”” Driggers told WBZ-TV.
According to the victim, Sinotte then raised a rifle through the window of his pickup truck and made a threatening statement.
The victim said the weapon was not pointed at him, but he told police he felt threatened.
“He just acted like a complete maniac,” Driggers said.
When police arrived, Sinotte was outside of his pickup truck and police could see the 12 gauge Remington shotgun and 10 shells on the passenger seat.
Police arrested Sinotte and charged him with one count of felony criminal threatening.