Man Accused of Pulling Gun After Anther Honks His Horn

Man, 62, is accused of pulling a gun on a driver outside of a Town of Lisbon home after the victim honks his horn and the suspect's son and friend flip him the middle finger.

A 62-year-old Town of Lisbon man is accused of aiming a gun at a driver who was upset with the suspect’s kids who flipped him the middle finger after the man got cut off.

Gregory E. Cira was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Monday with one count of negligent handling of a weapon. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Saturday, a man was driving westbound in the W27800 block of Hickory Road when a car in front of him pulled to get mail out of a mailbox, then cut him off as he approached as it turned into a driveway. The man honked his horn and then saw two juvenile males near the entrance of the driveway flip him off.

The man then stopped, and backed up and rolled down his passenger side window to confront the kids about flipping him the middle finger. At that time, Cira walked up to the car, looked in the passenger side window, then pulled a handgun out, pushed it into the man’s right shoulder.

The man sped off and contacted the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.

Cira told deputies he got his mail in his car and then saw a man in a car honking and yelling at his son and his son’s friend who were walking down Hickory. He said he went to talk with the driver, whom he saw reaching around in the car, so he decided to pull his gun.

He said he told the driver “get the (expletive) out of here,” 10 times before the driver finally sped off. He said he didn’t contact police about the incident because he was just happy the man was gone.

Cira is currently free on a $1,000 signature bond while awaiting trial. 

Mike B November 27, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Something tells me he didn't take the course to get properly licensed for concealed carry... ;)
Joseph November 28, 2012 at 06:19 PM
You don't need a CCL to car carry (167.31) and you don't need a CCL to carry openly. The way this story was written makes it hard to understand. So the driver (who wasn't named) confronted the kids who flipped him off? Then the dad (Cira) pulled out his handgun from outside the car on the passenger side, reached all the way over into the car to the driver's shoulder because the driver was searching for something, possibly a weapon? I had to read this story 10 times just to understand it.
MKEgal December 01, 2012 at 03:35 AM
I'm with Joseph here - the story from the guy who's being charged makes a lot more sense than the story from the supposed 'victim'. Why isn't the driver charged with disorderly conduct? He certainly went out of his way to provoke a disturbance. (The kids arguably could be charged with that too, but it's a thin case.) He should have driven on by, once he was sure the other car wasn't going to hit him. Honking to avoid a collision - reasonable. Backing up to yell & honk at kids - shows a small mind. Drive on. Confronting the guy in the car who's honking & yelling at your kid - reasonable. Being prepared to defend yourself when that person starts reaching for something in the car - reasonable. (Cops do it.) Probably an overreaction if he did more than point it at the ground, ready to use. (But again, police do it.)
MKEgal December 01, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Concealed carry has nothing to do with this incident. The man was in his own car. That's legal even without a carry license. Then he was on foot. That's also legal even without a carry license, as long as it's carried openly or if the guy was on his own property, even concealed. (And there's not "the course" to get a license. There are lots of ways to qualify. And I've heard complaints about out-of-state instructors telling students false information, info that could land them in jail. One more reason to buy local.)


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