There’s no apparent evidence of burnt rubber in a cul-de-sac inside the Mirror Lake subdivision in Spring.
But squealing tires is what supposedly set off the HOA president last Friday night.
“I just passed by and went home,” said neighbor Connie Richard. “There was some sort of confrontation, which is very unusual for this neighborhood.”
John David Warner, 40, is now charged with aggravated assault. According to court records, he pulled a gun and threatened at least one teenager.
Warner reportedly said he would put holes in their car, and that next time, it would be worse.
“Very surprising,” said neighbor Chris Thinger.
Thinger has lived in the subdivision for the last four years. He and several other neighbors told KHOU 11 News their interactions with Warner have all been positive.
“He’s a great guy, great family,” Thinger said. “Easy to deal with.”
But the Harris County Sheriff’s Office says Warner should have dealt with things much differently in this case.
“Mr. Warner's actions on confronting the teen were dangerous and inexcusable,” a spokesman said in a statement. “These type of matters should be handled by authorities and not citizens.”
“I guess I would probably call the sheriff and let them handle it,” Thinger said.
No one answered the door at the home of the teen Warner allegedly threatened.
Warner, who served in the Marines and has no criminal history, referred us to his attorney. Attorney Mark Metzger said the charges are based on exaggerated information and that the facts will come out in court.