A Texas man who allegedly shot and injured several women drivers has been accused of targeting them because he believes only men should be allowed to get behind the wheel.
According to the Star-Telegram, Katy resident Nicholas Dagostino, 29, has been hit with charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in two recent separate incidents, in which he allegedly shot women drivers. Dagostino spent six weeks behind bars after allegedly shooting a 39-year-old woman driving in Katy in July; he posted bond last Tuesday, but was arrested on Thursday for allegedly shooting another woman driver in the arm as she left a gas station in Katy in March.
Police say Dagostino has confessed to shooting as many as five women drivers in the area, and that he specifically targets women because he doesn’t believe they should be permitted to drive. According to a local ABC News affilliate, court documents say Dagostino wrote a number of Facebook posts in which he reportedly “rants and rambles on about female motorists and how incompetent they are and that their sole purpose is to give birth to male children.”
“It’s unspeakable, unspeakable,” the unnamed husband of the most recent shooting victim told ABC News. “Evil and very scary. It’s worst case scenario, as far as danger to the entire community.”
Dagostino’s new bond has been set at $400,000 for two charges of aggravated assault with a weapon. Investigators say the bond is specifically high because he “presents a continuing threat to the community and in particular, to female motorists in Katy.” His attorney told reporters Dagostino’s family is “very, very sorry for any problems or pain this has caused anyone.” Per criminal complaints, Dagostino claims he shot the two women in self defense.