CREATED Jan. 22, 2013
NORTH FORT MYERS - A bizarre story tonight you have to see to believe. It begins when a naked carnival worker climbs up on a North Fort Myers couple's roof and it ends with several shots fired and a neighborhood wondering why this even happened. Four in your Corner's Mike Mason is here now with this unbelievable story.
This couple had no idea who this man was and you can tell they were scared to death by listening to the frantic 911 call. Things are now quiet in this rural section of North Fort Myers but residents are still on edge after a man terrorized their neighbors Monday night.
Operator: "Okay sir, I need to know who you shot."
Tony Land: "I don't know who the hell he is, he's naked and he run into my damn house."
The chilling 911 call tells the story. At around 7pm Tony and LaDonna Land were in their bedroom when they heard a sound like thunder. Tony tells police he went outside and found a crazed man on the roof - completely naked. He then jumped off, landed on Tony and began punching him.
Operator: “Sir, sir what is going on?”
Tony Land: "(Bleep) you're fixing to die now!"
According to reports, 21 year old Gregory Bruni from Venice ran into the couple's house and grabbed their TV and that's when Tony told his wife to "get the gun". LaDonna fired 3 rounds from her .38 caliber but missed. The terrified couple then called 911.
Tony Land: "Lay down, I'm talking to you, I won't say it again! Lay down, (bleep) give me my shotgun now I need the shotgun not the pistol, I'm going to...."
Bruni was held at gunpoint until deputies arrived. He was then taken to Lee Memorial Hospital to be evaluated.
Tony Schall: "He's under observation at the hospital and then they'll arrest him after he's released from the hospital."
According to reports, Bruni is a carnival worker. Neighbors suspect he may have been in town for an upcoming fair at the Lee Civic Center next door.
Tony Schall: “We need to figure out who this guy is and why he was acting that way and proceed appropriately."
Bruni is still at the hospital. He faces a number of charges including battery, burglary and criminal mischief. A toxicology test will determine what if any drugs he had taken.