Friday, October 14, 2016

Man allegedly threatened employees at closed store with rifle for not fixing his phone

A 59-year-old Florida man was arrested on Monday morning after allegedly threatening employees of a phone store that hadn't yet opened for the day with a gun.

Wayne Cannon, from Bronson, arrived at the store in Gainesville and demanded to have his cell phone fixed, according to police. He became enraged when told by employees that he'd have to wait until the store opened,

Cannon then retrieved a rifle from his car and started threatening employees and a nearby bystander, police spokesman Ben Tobias later said. When police arrived at the store, they found a single-shot shotgun in Cannon’s car in plain sight and a loaded .22-calibre revolver on the front passenger seat under some papers.

Cannon also threatened to kill the officers assigned to the call once he gets out of jail, police said. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and carrying a concealed weapon (unlicensed firearm), according to Alachua County jail records. He remains at the jail on a $200,000 bond.


Anonymous said...

Bet no one wants to deliver pizza to his house.


Jeff said...

He's lucky he didn't get charged for threatening the officers, too.