Miami-Dade County

Using a Hummer plus a gun to keep a Nissan equals jail

A North Dade resident was in the Miami-Dade County jail Thursday night after allegedly jumping in his Hummer to chase and shoot at a tow truck that was repossessing his wife’s car.

Max Dieuveil’s bond is $7,500, according to the Miami-Dade Corrections website.

Dieuveil, 32, faces one count of aggravated assault with a firearm. No shots hit the tow truck driver Colby Gonzalez. The number of shots fired depends on who’s doing the telling, according to the arrest affidavit.

Gonzalez told Miami-Dade police he had a repossession order for a red 2007 Nissan Altima, which he found at Dieuveil’s North Dade home Thursday in the 19800 block of Northwest 14th Avenue. Upon hookup and pullout, Gonzalez stopped at a BP station on Ives Dairy Road.

Meanwhile, Dieuveil told police he thought his wife’s car was being stolen. He jumped in his Hummer and searched the neighborhood until he saw the car on the tow truck at the BP station. Both agree Dieuveil swerved in front of the tow truck.

Gonzalez said Dieuveil fired two to three times at him as he left the gas station, then several more times as Gonzalez raced north on Interstate 95. According to the arrest affidavit, Dieuveil told police he fired once at Gonzalez’s truck to scare Gonzalez, but his semi-automatic .22 jammed after that.

Hollywood Police stopped Dieuveil near the Griffin Road exit and he returned voluntarily to Miami-Dade for questioning. Miami-Dade Police say they found a .380 semi-automatic handgun in the truck and two live rounds on the driver’s side floor board.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal