Armed man storms into wrong James Island home

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A Florida man was arrested and charged with burglary and discharging a firearm Wednesday night after he entered the wrong James Island house.

According to a Charleston police incident report, officers were dispatched to Sedge Court about 10:30 p.m. for a burglary. When officers arrived, one of the residents said she heard five gunshots outside her residence just before a man walked through the unlocked front door.

The woman ran into the bedroom to wake her fiance, the report stated.

The intruder started walking into the bedroom and both victims shouted, "You have the wrong house, get out of here."

The intruder backed away, saying "I'm sorry, I'm sorry," as he ran out of the house, the report stated.

He got into a black 2-door Mercedes with Florida license plates and drove away. The car was stopped moments later on Folly Road.

Christopher Joseph Gaut of Orlando, Fla. is charged with first-degree burglary and discharging a firearm, Francis said. Gaut was being held in Charleston County Detention Center.

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