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A couple who had pulled over to the side of the road after they got lost in Heidelberg Township in July found themselves staring down the business end of an angry area resident's shotgun, according to police.

Southwestern Regional Police say Mark Lessig, 56, of the 1100 block of Wildasin Drive, has been charged with two counts each of simple assault and disorderly conduct for allegedly threatening the pair with his shotgun.

A man and woman had been driving around during the afternoon of July 5, looking for a home where they were hoping to buy something they'd seen advertised, according to a news release from police. The two became lost, and pulled over to the side of the road and legally parked near Lessig's driveway, police say.

Lessig got his shotgun, walked down the driveway and came around to the vehicle's driver's side door, according to police.

Then, Lessig allegedly pointed his shotgun at the couple and told them they needed to leave. They did so in a hurry.

The pair later told police Lessig pointed the gun directly at them, and they feared for their safety.

The charges against Lessig on Wednesday were bound over for the York County Court of Common Pleas, according to police.

The criminal complaint was filed July 20, according to online court records.

Lessig remains free on $5,000 unsecured bail, online court records state.

— Reach Sean Cotter at scotter@yorkdispatch.com.