Skip to comments.Florida man accused of pointing gun at people lighting Fourth of July fireworks in neighborhood
Posted on 07/07/2023 2:17:38 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
PALM COAST, Fla. – A Palm Coast man arrested Tuesday is accused of pointing a handgun at people in his neighborhood over Fourth of July fireworks they were lighting in the street, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded around 9:45 p.m. to an address along Rymen Lane, making contact with Christopher Lemke, 70, the subject of a 911 caller’s report to Flagler dispatchers. The caller accused Lemke of pulling a gun on them because he was upset about fireworks going off along the street in front of his house, but Lemke denied the threat and told deputies he kept the gun pointed at the ground, adding he only brought it outside due to fears associated with his age.
A deputy speaking with the reporting party learned they were in the area visiting family and had gone out into the street with their friends and siblings to light off fireworks, according to a charging affidavit. After they got started, Lemke came outside complaining about the fireworks and holding a Walther .22 pistol, at which point the group moved further down the road, the affidavit shows.
About 15 minutes after moving, the reporting party told deputies they were approached by Lemke again — this time having switched on a green laser attached to the gun — who pointed the pistol at a pregnant woman and another person while telling the group something to the effect of “next person to light one of those off is getting one of these,” according to the affidavit.
One of the people in the group told deputies they then stepped between Lemke and the others in fear for their and their family’s lives.
Lemke faces two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, constituting a $5,000 bond amount, records show.
What a crab! Bad enough that he came out the first time with a gun. He later follows that small group of friends down the street and threatens the next person to light any fireworks.
He claimed to have brought his gun out ‘due to fears because of his age’. He’s only 70 y/o, but perhaps he’s already been afraid for a long time. Lock Him Up!
And why was that man not killed on the spot by florida man?
Until three years ago, we lived in what became a tourist area of FL.
Part of the reason we moved after 40 years was the annual noise and concussions every July 4th.
My daydream is to get drunk and visit the driveways of those assholes in GA and AL and light off munitions at midnight.
I despise tourists.
That guy again!
He’s very busy.
Here in CA, where anything but the ridiculous “safe and sane” fireworks are illegal due to fire danger, without exaggeration it sounded like a continuos artillery barrage from 930-1130. I heard at least 300 booms. Ramping up before, and risking off after. Absolutely obnoxious
Lol here hold my beer while I show you a trick
And I’d wager 99% of them don’t have clue as to why patriots celebrate Independence.
It’s obvious why we celebrate independence. We celebrate Mexico winning its independence from the United States! Um, a while back....
Meanwhile in California:
Gardener loses hand after discarded firework explodes in Torrance
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