A San Bruno man accused of shooting up his neighbor’s empty car with an assault rifle while yelling about somebody harming his family had several other weapons inside his home along with a National Rifle Association membership card, according to prosecutors.
George Joseph Azich, 61, was arrested the night of Aug. 13 after firing an assault rifle three times into his neighbor’s parked car. That neighbor was on vacation but others reported him yelling about someone harming his wife, daughter and grandchildren.
It’s unclear if Azich believed that neighbor was the person he blamed, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
Azich allowed police to search his home and they reported finding another assault rifle, two other rifles, a variety of ammunition and the NRA card.
Prosecutors charged Azich with eight felonies including reckless discharge of a firearm, being a felon in possession of an assault weapon, firearms and ammunition. He asked for a court-appointed attorney and pleaded not guilty to all charges. He did not waive his right to a speedy prosecution and returns to court Aug. 27 for a preliminary hearing estimated to last an hour.
Bail was set at $50,000.