KATY, Texas — A man who held a “dim view” of women, has been charged with opening fire at female motorists because he believes women don’t belong behind the wheel.
Nicholas D’Agostino, 29, was charged last week in two separate road rage incidents where he shot women drivers. In a third instance, he shot at a woman, but missed, prosecutors said.
In the earliest episode, in March, D’Agostino is charged with shooting at a woman as she pulled out of a gas station, hitting her on the arm, prosecutors said.
When he was arrested, D’Agostino told cops he had shot at five women around Katy, a suburb of Houston, of five occasions.
Investigators who reviewed D’Agostino’s social media history determined that he holds a “dim view” of women, and thinks they are “incompetent, and “should stay home and birth male babies,” according to court documents reviewed by KRIV-TV.
D’Agostino was arrested last week just days after being released on bond after being jailed for six weeks in connection to a separate shooting attack on a 39-year-old woman in July.
He told KTRK-TV that he only fired in self-defense, because the woman had veered into his lane. “It was vehicular manslaughter,” he said. “It’s almost happened to me before.”
The woman, who realized she had been shot in the arm after pulling into a car wash, said she feared D’Agostino would hurt someone else before his trial in her case.
D’Agostino, who had been held earlier on $75,000 bond, is now being held on $250,000 bond.