Deputies: Volusia man fires shots at man trying to repossess his car

Published On: Nov 14 2012 02:35:32 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 14 2012 02:39:20 PM EST
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -

Volusia County deputies have arrested a man who they say fired shots at another man who came to the man's house trying to repossess his vehicle.

Scott Higdon, 47, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after deputies said he came out of his Whispering Pines Drive home at 3 p.m. on Wednesday armed with a shotgun when the repossession man arrived to take his car.

The victim told deputies he and his partner walked back to their truck when Higdon fired shots into the woods. The victim called deputies, who came and arrested Higdon.

"I've got a gentleman shooting at me with a shotgun," the man told dispatchers in the 911 calls.

Higdon later told deputies that he had seen two men standing in his front yard, which prompted him to get his shotgun and walk to the front door with it. Higdon said he fired a shot into the air and then following the men in his car to find out who they were, according to a release.

When a deputy asked him why he didn’t contact law enforcement upon first seeing the men Higdon replied, “Yeah, I guess I should have done that.”

Higdon was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach.

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