Gun incident reported on PTC cart path
Cops think pistol was a cap gun, not a real firearm
A Peachtree City family got a scare on the cart path Tuesday afternoon when a handgun was pointed at them by another golf cart driver going in the opposite direction, police said.
Police have since determined that the gun was "most likely" a cap gun, based on a second interview of the complainant, officials said. Officers were unable to locate the golf cart with suspects matching the description provided by the complainant, police said.
Police further determined that the suspect's only intent was "to scare the complainant," according to a summary of the incident.
The incident occurred around 4:20 p.m. on the cart path near the pedestrian bridge over Ga. Highway 74 as the mother was driving her 9-and 10-year-old children, police said. The driver of the golf cart was the one who pulled the gun, raising his hands to his chest, pointing a small pistol and pulling the trigger "causing the pistol to make a pop sound similar to two hands clapping," according to a police summary of the incident.
The gunman's golf cart was driving in the opposite direction, driven by a suspect described as a "heavy-set, medium skinned" black male in his mid-20s with dreadlocks. The second passenger was described as a smaller black male.
The complainant first turned around to follow the subjects but reconsidered and called 911 instead, providing a description of the suspects and the white golf cart they were on, police said.
Radio traffic about the incident suggested that the suspects left the area heading west toward the Wynnmeade subdivision.