A 29-year-old burglar-alarm technician was charged Wednesday with burglarizing a Carlsbad car dealership whose alarm he had installed and then shooting at a security guard during his getaway in a stolen 1987 Corvette.
Robert Nelson Paul of Poway is accused of two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two of burglary, and one each of vehicle theft, failing to report an accident, evading a police officer and vandalism.
According to the complaint filed in Vista Superior Court, Paul returned to Weseloh Chevrolet on Paseo del Norte in Car Country Carlsbad about 2 a.m. July 18, dismantled the burglar alarm and stole a Corvette worth $32,000.
Paul allegedly fired two shots at a security guard from an adjacent dealership, and rammed a Carlsbad police car on Interstate 5 before fleeing on foot. The security guard was not injured. Paul, who is self-employed, will be arraigned Sept. 16.