Man threatens teen with loaded gun over parking spot

Police: 38-year-old hit uninvolved vehicle returning to scene
Man threatens teen with loaded gun over parking spot
Joseph Piscitello

A Madison man threatened an 18-year-old with a loaded gun after the teenager confronted him about a parking spot Friday afternoon, Madison police said.

Madison police were sent to the area of Atwood Avenue and Winnebago Street around 4:24 p.m. for a report of a man threatening another man with a gun, according to a release.

The 18-year-old victim told police he confronted Joseph P. Piscitello, 38, of Madison, because his car was parked in an illegal parking spot, police said. Piscitello took offense, so he allegedly took a loaded handgun from his truck and threatened the 18-year-old with it.

Piscitello left the area, but then decided to come back, according to the release. As he was returning to the scene, he hit an uninvolved vehicle, but did not injure the driver.

Police found the loaded gun in the trunk of Piscitello’s vehicle.

Piscitello was arrested on tentative charges of disorderly conduct while armed, and was also cited for a traffic violation due to the crash.