Brunswick bicyclist pulls gun on suspected shooters

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A bicyclist with a gun defended himself after being shot at by three people in a car. But here’s the thing – the man and two teens in the car had paint guns. The man on the bike had a real gun.

RELATED: 73-year-old Jacksonville man shot with BB gun while bicycling

“I jumped on the floor, I was like, 'Woo, that was too close,'” said Angelina Wright of the sound she woke up to. “It was like, 'woooh.' It vibrated the windows, it scared me."

Police say the man was riding his bicycle on Sixth Avenue in Brunswick on his way home from his aunt’s house when he noticed a silver car coming his way.

PHOTOS: August prostitution arrests in Jacksonville

According to the report, the father moved to the side of the road to let the car pass. But as it did, officers say a teen leaned out of the car and started shooting at him. The man fell off his bike. Police say the man then pulled out his gun, a Glock, and fired three shots at the car as it was driving away.

“I probably would’ve done the same thing he did,” Wright said.

The man told police he thought it was a real gun at the time and was afraid for his life.

“Very dangerous,” she says.

According to the report, the man has a valid Georgia concealed carry permit and isn’t facing criminal charges.

TRENDING: Customers trash Jacksonville Chick-fil-A during argument

The two teens and the 23-year-old in the car were arrested on simple assault charges.

“They could’ve got hurt. Just think for a second if it wasn’t a paintball gun,” Wright said.

Neighbors say it could’ve been a different outcome.

“Someone could’ve died,” neighbor Lynette Sams said.