Man Points Gun At A Woman During Dispute About Her Friend Using His Driveway
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man was detained after pointing a gun at a woman’s head and threatening to kill her after her friend used his driveway to back up his vehicle.
Terry Vetsch, 60, is seen on security camera footage on May 27 confronting a man in a white Ford Escape after the driver backed up his vehicle onto Vetsch’s driveway in Palm Coast, Florida, a coastal city about 82 miles northeast of Orlando. According to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Vetsch was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.
Vetsch is later seen in the video aiming his gun at a lady who was the man’s acquaintance, according to the sheriff’s office. Police arrested Vetsch after viewing the video, and he was released from the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility on a $50,000 bond on May 28.
Vetsch was ordered not to contact either the woman or the male, and he was also forced to relinquish his firearms and ammo within 24 hours of his release from jail.
The incident is the latest in a string of inappropriate shootings across the United States, some of which have ended in deaths or injuries.
According to the sheriff’s office, the man momentarily backed his vehicle onto Vetsch’s driveway before telling authorities that he was relocating his vehicle to go onto an adjacent property.
According to the sheriff’s office, Vetsch took his weapon and walked outside after watching the man use his driveway on his security system.
According to the sheriff’s office, the footage shows Vetsch striking the man’s backseat glass. A dispute occurred when the driver’s buddy, a woman standing nearby, approached Vetsch in the middle of the street.
According to the sheriff’s office, Vetsch then pulled out his revolver and pointed it squarely at the woman’s head while continuing to dispute with her. According to the criminal document, he informed officers that he pulled his gun because the woman was waving her hands in his face and yelling at him. Vetsch claimed he told her to keep away from his land.
The affidavit further stated that Vetsch informed officers that he pushed the hammer on the weapon when pointing it at the woman’s head and that he initially assumed his neighbor was using his driveway and that he has had numerous confrontations with them.