Skip to comments.CHARGES: Neighbor, 61, pulls gun on father teaching girl to ride bike
Posted on 06/02/2014 2:01:33 PM PDT by Dallas59
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (KMSP) -
It's yet another instance of a neighbor puling a gun on a neighbor. This time, it happened in Rosemount, Minn. while a father was teaching his 7-year-old daughter how to ride a bicycle.
Gary Drake, 61, is facing second-degree assault and terroristic threat charges after he was accused of brandishing a shotgun on Daytona Way last week.
It's an idyllic street, but neighbors there like to talk. When Jeanne Helgeson heard rumors that a well-known neighbor had threatened someone with a gun, she didn't believe it -- until her next-door neighbor confirmed the details, that is.
"I've never seen a gun come out of that house ever," Helgeson said.
Allison Nelson saw the arrest.
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I’m sick of everything being “terrorism” since 9/11.
Never mind the abuse of the language.
Did she veer across his lawn or something? Sounds like a complete nutter otherwise. Doesn’t sound good even if she did. Brandishing right off the bat concerning the behavior of a child is not at all an appropriate response. Have there been other instances of unprovoked or excessive hostility from this guy? Maybe he needs to see a doctor.
Let’s wait for all the facts to come in..
Ahh, what the heck.
Meds? Simmering feud?
Drake’s wife eventually came out and pulled the gun away, but police said he didn’t appear repentant when he was booked. In fact, he allegedly told officers, “Maybe next time. I should have shot him.”
Because he didn’t like the way the father was teaching his daughter in the street?
The neighbor admitted he’d been drinking all day, but maintained that alcohol wasn’t a factor. Ummm... I’m not generally for removing gun rights, but his guy sounds like a nut waiting for an excuse to go off.
The guy was drunk, no matter what he says. An angry drunk.
“Another instance of neighbor on neighbor...”
LOL, no agenda here...
Now he’s going to be a felon.
If alcohol wasn’t a factor then he’s even worse off, actually. Brandishing in an irrational drunken rage is bad. Brandishing in an unprovoked rage while stone cold sober is nuts.
This shows how drugs such as alcohol really do mess one up. Yet no one is going to say “take away all alcohol”.
“”Drake admitted to drinking all day, but he denied that it influenced his actions.””
Probably totally unrelated..........
There are +/-325MM people in this country. The craziest 1% of 1% is 32,500 people. Thats an average of 650 per state. Here’s one of them.
Facts? First? How dare you!! /sarc
I bet newly on meds.
The red nose on the 61 yo might suggest a friendship with John Barleycorn, if you will.
Mom’s cute, maybe he got his weapon and gun confused in his drunken stupor.
Rosemount ain’t exactly the hood...could be more to this story.
Maybe he’s a militant helmet activist?
That’s fuzzy math. /s
THAT part of Rosemount ain”t the hood...
Maybe he thought that the dad (not knowing he was the dad) was trying to abduct her. Good lawyer defense.
Good. He can't own guns, then.
That guy should NEVER be allowed to even touch a firarm again.
I’m as RKBA as can be, but even one misuse of even a BB gun should get someone thrown in the slammer for a long while, disenfranchised and prevented from ever even touching so much as a cap gun again.
With all rights come responsibilites, and ever idiot who screws around with a firarm for any reason other than hunting, legitimate self defense or target practice is merely a tool of the gun grabbers.
But then I thought what happened to Rodney King is what should happen to everyone who blows dirty when driving.
apologies, screwed up keyboard I’m going to replace after work today.
This man needs to be taken to court and have all firearms rights stripped from him permanently.
Alice and Al Cohol.
It’s the Cohol family. From Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In!!!
Well just Jeez Louieeezzz, Bet Alice and Al were in the Peanut Gallery!
Too bad the little girl had to see that.
OTH, these things can give kids a tougher skin to face what’s in front of them.