John Digiovanni, 35, of Boca Raton, was arrested Wednesday on two counts of attempted murder after a man told police he shot at him and his friend in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church, WPTV reported.
The victims told detectives Digiovanni had scheduled appointments to cut their hair but didn’t show up for them in the past two weeks, police said.
One of the scorned customers reached out to Digiovanni on Monday about making the appointments and not keeping them, prompting the barber to start yelling and threatening him, police said.
The men then asked Digiovanni to meet them later that night to discuss what was bothering him before agreeing to meet at the church, police said.
One of the men told police Digiovanni began yelling from his car when he arrived at the church, while the victim insisted he just wanted to talk, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
But Digiovanni hopped out of his car and pointed a gun at one of the men, police said. He then shot at both of his clients before returning to his car, where he squeezed off one more round before driving away.
Investigators said video evidence backed up what the victims told detectives, but police didn’t specify whether the encounter was recorded by the victims or was caught on a surveillance camera, the newspaper reported.
No injuries were reported and neither man was struck, police said.
Digiovanni remained held without bail Thursday at the Palm Beach County Jail, online records show.