Florida man pulls gun on delivery crew after furniture arrives late, tells them ‘I’ve shot people for less’: report
A Florida man upset over late-arriving furniture allegedly pulled a gun on the delivery crew, telling them, “I’ve shot people for less."
Mitchell Helton, 55, pointed a gun at the men as they unloaded the furniture at his house in Bradenton on Saturday, the Bradenton Herald reported Tuesday, citing police sources.
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The men tried to de-escalate the situation and explained how Helton could file a formal complaint about the late arrival and continued delivering the furniture, the report said.
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But the delivery crew later called the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, who arrested Helton. He couldn't provide a consistent story to police about why he confronted the men with a gun, the Herald reported.
Helton was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, according to arrest records. He was released from the Manatee County jail Tuesday on $5,000 bond.