A Millcreek father is lucky to be alive after he was shot at three times by a man who hit his two sons in the face.
Video shows 61-year-old Richard Lindem confront two boys ages 6-and 9 who were riding their mini motorcycles in the neighborhood.
Lindem walked up to the boys and slapped them both across the face.
The boys father Chris Ollerton who was outside waxing his car saw what was happening and approached Lindem, he reached behind his back and pulled out a gun.
“I just turned to my boys, just run, hurry, run home run in the house lock the door and call 911,” he said. “I was just yelling, dude it’s not worth it, nobody needs to die, nobody needs to go to prison, it’s not worth it. Just trying to diffuse the situation…He was just yelling at me saying we are destroying the neighborhood letting my kids ride their motorcycles around.” Ollerton said Lindem eventually put the gun down and started walking away. Ollerton said he pulled his phone out and tried to record the situation for police. That’s when he said Lindem got upset and shot at him three times. “I was looking at him right in the eyes,” Ollerton said. “He pointed it right at me when he took the shot. He intended to hit me. At this point, I’m like ‘holy crap’ so I started to run backward but I’m trying to keep an eye while I’m running backward to take cover and he fired two more shots. The third one I swear it couldn’t have been more than a foot from my head. I heard it whiz past my head.” Lindem, who lives on the next street over in the Millcreek area of 4300 South and 300 East, then barricaded himself in his home. A swat team later took him into custody after a very long standoff. “I’m just happy my boys weren’t hurt. I’m still able to be here and be their dad,” Ollerton said. “Never in a million years would I imagine being in that situation.”