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Florida man allegedly points gun at late deliverymen: ‘I’ve shot people for less’
[NYPOST] A Florida man was arrested this week after pointing a gun at two deliverymen when they arrived late with his furniture ‐ threatening that he has "shot people for less," a report said.

The suspect, 55-year-old Mitchell Helton of Manatee County, immediately began complaining when the deliverymen showed up late with the furniture he ordered on Aug. 3, according to the Bradenton Herald.

The men asked if he still wanted the furniture and Helton allegedly told them to "do whatever you want."

He then allegedly grabbed his gun and pointed it at both of the men as he walked out of his house, according to the report.

"You know, I’ve shot people for less," he allegedly said.

The deliverymen called the police after the threat, and Helton was arrested soon after.

He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and is being held on $5,000 bond, according to the report.
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Posted by:Fred

#7  I think I'm going with the country song lyrics: "God is great, beer is good and people are crazy."
Posted by: JohnQC   2019-08-09 14:47  

#6  Yes, the streets are paved with meth that other users have dropped as they stagger along. I live here, I see it every day. Still don't want to live anywhere else...
Posted by: M. Murcek   2019-08-09 10:55  

#5  Does Florida have a subsidy for these people?
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick   2019-08-09 10:41  

#4  As the old yarn goes: "John Wesley Hardin. So mean he once shot a man for snoring..."
Posted by: M. Murcek   2019-08-09 08:47  

#3  ...of course, if you're a progressive, that hits about age 16
Posted by: Mercutio   2019-08-09 08:46  

#2  As you age, it becomes more difficult to discern your mental landscape from the real one.
Posted by: Mercutio   2019-08-09 08:45  

#1  "Once I shot an old woman for a stupid hairdo. You should see the guys who brought the TV... oh you can't. 'Coz they're dead !!"
Posted by: Dron66046   2019-08-09 05:19