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Mar 11, 2016 1:15 PM

Police: Man unhappy after getting car towed shoots windows out at Manchester tow yard


MANCHESTER - Police said a man unhappy about getting his car towed opened fire on the tow yard hours later.

Police said James Zsofka, 47 of Manchester, got his car towed by Performance Towing Co. and showed up to the tow yard, firing at the windows of the office and several trucks Friday morning.

A tow operator woke up at 6:15 a.m. and stated an unknown person had fired a gun at the windows of several trucks, which caused over $900 worth of damage.

Shortly after, police said they found Zsofka on a bike with a BB gun in the area of Wilson Street and Silver Street.

Police were told that a man had threatened to “shoot up the place” on Thursday after his car was towed on Valley West Way.

Zsofka has been charged with reckless conduct, criminal threatening - a felony and criminal threatening - a misdemeanor, and appeared in court on Friday.


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