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Gun threat at Brownsville Marina

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a man making threats with a gun at the Brownsville Marina around 3:15 p.m. July 11.

A deputy asked the 68-year-old man what was going on and he said someone parked behind his boat trailer and “should have known better.” He said he went over to the vehicle, removed the “For sale” sign from the window and asked a large group of people who it belonged to.

The man said he didn’t get a response, so he went over to the vehicle and pretended to key it, hoping to get a rise out of the owner. When that didn’t work, he went back to the vehicle and wrote “You are one dumb son of a (expletive deleted)” on the back of the “For sale” sign.

The man admitted he had a loaded handgun under the driver’s seat of his vehicle and he did not have a concealed weapons permit. He said he only took it out of his vehicle to make sure the safety was on.

Witnesses said it looked like the man cocked the gun, then put it back under the driver’s seat.

As the deputy walked to the man’s car to retrieve the gun, the man said, “I showed them the gun because I wanted them to know I meant business.”

The deputy confiscated the handgun. No arrest was made. A report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review/filing of charges.

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