Two brothers were arrested on suspicion of smashing two car windshields and stealing about $2,000 worth of jewelry from a driver during a road rage incident in Vista, authorities said Friday.
Matthew Giordano, 29, and John Giordano, 23, were in a Chevrolet Silverado pickup around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on Melrose Way between Marsopa and McGavran drives when the incident began, Sheriff’s Lt. Nancy Blanco said.
For unknown reasons, the older brother became angry, started following another car and displayed a weapon to the driver, Blanco said.
The pickup then cut off the other driver before Matthew Giordano allegedly got out and began punching the driver’s side window of the victim’s car.
Once the victim opened the door, the older brother stole about $2,000 worth of jewelry and cash from the man, whose age was not immediately available, Blanco said.
During the confrontation, the younger brother allegedly used a metal tool to smash the driver’s windshield, then used it again to smash the windshield of a second car that was not involved in the initial argument.
The brothers then got into the truck and drove off, leaving one of the victims with minor cuts from the broken windshield glass, she said. Damage to both cars was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.
Investigators served a search warrant in the 1500 block of Sapphire Lane in Vista, where both brothers were arrested and subsequently booked into the Vista Detention Facility Wednesday night on suspicion of several felony charges, including conspiracy, robbery and vandalism, Blanco said.
–City News Service
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