Beer prank gets Florida man heated up and leads to shooting

Jose Estrada allegedly chased down two men who dumped a beer on him and shot at them.
By Evan Bleier  |  Feb. 4, 2014 at 8:41 AM
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PALM SPRINGS, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A Florida man didn’t get cooled down by having a beer dumped on him -- he got heated up.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, 51-year-old Jose Estrada chased down a Jeep after the two men inside dumped a beer on him, and then fired a shot that went through the front windshield and out the passenger side window.

Estrada was doing yardwork near his home when he was doused with the beer. After having the beer dumped on him, Estrada was able to track the Jeep down in his Expedition. He admitted to the shooting and called it a "mistake.”

The two men who dumped the beer on Estrada told police that it was a "very stupid prank.” During the confrontation in the cars, the driver of the Jeep reportedly threw a second beer at Estrada after he realized he was being shot at.

According to deputies, Estrada said he shot at the Jeep because he thought it was coming right for him. He is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of firing a missile into a vehicle and one count of discharging a firearm from a vehicle. Estrada does have a concealed weapons permit,

The driver was not charged for having alcohol or an open container in the car.

[Sun Sentinel] [Palm Beach Post]

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