A Fort Mill man shot into his neighbor’s house this week, telling deputies that he saw people who looked like the cast of “The Big Bang Theory” in his home and he chased them with a gun.
No one was hurt in Monday’s incident on the 2100 block of Durand Road, but the 42-year-old man was taken to Pineville for a mental evaluation, according to a sheriff’s report.
A deputy responded to a call of gunfire Monday morning and spoke to the resident. A sheriff’s report spells out the bizarre story the man relayed to the officer:
He said he saw people that looked like the cast of “The Big Bang Theory” TV show in his residence. He began telling them to get out of his residence and chased two out of the house. One of them jumped into his printer that was in his living room. He grabbed his Glock .40-caliber pistol and began clearing his residence. When he got to his upstairs utility closet, he opened the door and saw a man inside. He fired his weapon into the floor and then a second shot. He missed but the subject fell down. Somehow, the intruders took his two rifles, car keys, gun safe keys and the Glock .40-caliber that the resident had in his hand.
According to the report, the man was very confused about what had happened. He claimed that he lost sight of the subject and did not see where he went.
The officer traced a bullet hole from the upstairs utility closet to outside and another hole into the neighbor’s home. A second bullet hole was found coming through the first-floor ceiling.
The 53-year-old neighbor told the officer that he found a bullet in his upstairs bathroom, damaging the shower, the shower door and a center divider. It also struck his toilet.
“(The neighbor) stated that he first thought the glass shattered from temperature change but later found the bullet lying next to the toilet,” a sheriff’s report says.
The resident with the gun voluntarily went to the hospital for a mental evaluation. Officers collected the bullet and turned it over to evidence.
The Fort Mill Sun has contacted the sheriff’s office to see if charges are expected. We will update the story once we receive a reply.