Hillsboro officers arrest man who saw 'eyeball,' fired shot in towing business, agency says

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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Hillsboro police say they arrested a man who fired a shot after he thought he saw someone peering into his workplace early this morning.

Mauricio Gomez-Garcia, 45, is accused of unlawful use of a weapon, said Lt. Mike Rouches, a Hillsboro police spokesman. He was booked into the Washington County Jail.

Gomez-Garcia summoned police about 4:20 a.m. to Acme Towing at 248 S.W. Wood St. reporting that five to six people were trying to get inside the location. He told the dispatcher, Rouches said, that he fired a shot.

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