ORLANDO, Florida — That’ll give you indigestion.
A 42-year-old Florida man has been charged with firing shots into the home of woman who wrote a bad review for his family’s restaurant online — narrowly missing hitting her father in the head by just inches, cops say.
Norman Auvil had been guzzling beer with two pals and had been angrily grousing about the review Monica Walley had written online after her disabled mother was denied service at the Daybreak Diner in Orlando in August, police said.
Auvil and his buddies, Michael Johnson — whose mother owns the restaurant — and Jessie Martin, piled into a car and drove over to Walley’s house after finding her address online.
When Johnson pulled in front of the house, Auvil fired three shots through the front window, with one zooming just inches over Kenneth Walley’s head.
“I actually could feel the air from the bullet as passed by me,” Walley told WFTV-TV. “It missed me by about four inches.”
What triggered the violent episode was when Walley’s wife, Diana, who is disabled, was turned away from the restaurant on her birthday, August 19. When her daughter, Monica, called to complain, she felt the staff was rude to her.
She then launched a social media campaign against the diner, accusing the owners of discriminating against people with disabilities.
“It’s my right to tell others what my experience is and what happened and stand up for my mother,” she said. “I think anyone in my shoes would have done the same.”
The campaign led to a number of negative reviews for the restaurant, which the owners felt was destroying their business.
“I didn’t think anyone was crazy enough to do something like this over something so small,” Walley said.