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Ripe mango in the road leads to shots fired at a vehicle

Josefina Tometich
Josefina Tometich Lee County Sheriff’s Office

A driver who tried picking up a mango in the middle of the road found himself under fire.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the man and his wife were out celebrating their wedding anniversary when they spotted the fruit in the middle of the road in front of a house. The homeowner, 64-year-old Josefina Tometich of Fort Myers, threatened to shoot the man if he took the fruit, according to a report by

The man promptly returned to his truck empty-handed and drove off, stopping at an intersection down the road. While stopped, the truck’s back window shattered and the passengers noticed Tometich walking behind the vehicle with what looked like a rifle, according to the report.

After a 911 call was made, deputies found a pellet gun in Tometich’s home and arrested her. She was released two hours later on $7,500 bond, according to the sheriff’s office.