A Long Grove man has been sentenced to public service for firing shots after two teenagers accidentally pulled into his driveway, mistaking it for their friend’s driveway.
Vladan Mihailovic, 56, of Long Grove, was charged in August with two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm, a Class 4 felony.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 9:50 p.m. August 9 to the 1800 block of Pheasant Run in Long Grove for a report of shots fired.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and learned nobody was shot during the incident, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said.
A preliminary investigation showed two teenage victims, a female and a male, pulled into the driveway of a residence on the block.
The teens were trying to go to a friend’s home, which was next door, but they did not realize they pulled into the wrong driveway, Covelli said.
Mihailovic, who resides at the home, reportedly approached the teens and demanded to know why they were in his driveway.
The teens attempted to explain but Mihailovic became loud and argumentative, Covelli said.
Mihailovic told them to leave his property and the teens began driving out of the driveway.
Mihailovic produced a firearm and fired two shots from the firearm, Covelli said.
The teens initially fled from the area but then drove to their friend’s home.
They met with sheriff’s deputies shortly after they arrived in the area. Covelli called the incident “extremely dangerous.”
Mihailovic was released from custody after his arrest after posting 10% of a $100,000 bond.
Court records show Mihailovic entered into a blind plea deal with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office in March.
He pleaded guilty to one count of reckless conduct, a Class A misdemeanor, in exchange for his felony charges being dismissed.
Lake County Judge George Strickland on Monday sentenced Mihailovic to 24 months of supervision, 100 hours of public service and ordered him to surrender his FOID card.
Strickland also ordered Mihailovic to have no contact with the victims, not possess any firearms, undergo an evaluation and pay a fine to crime stoppers along with all court fines and fees.