Authorities said a Florida man has been charged with aggravated assualt after allegedly pointing his gun at the head of a woman when her friend used suspect’s driveway to reverse a car.
Terry Vetsch (60), of Palm Coast approached the two victims on Saturday from his home, yelling, and “armed with the gun after one victim had briefly used Vetsch’s drive to back up their vehicle,” according a facebook post from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.
Vetsch “used his gun to strike the backseat of the victim before the other victim came up and an argument followed.” Vetsch pointed his gun to the head of the victim and continued to argue, the sheriff’s department said.
According to an affidavit of charges provided by the Sheriff’s Office, he also threatened to kill one victim.
Vetsch informed a deputy dispatched to his house that he believed the alleged victims are his neighbors with whom he’d previously had several disagreements.
Vetsch gave the deputy permission to view surveillance footage of the incident. According to the sheriff’s office, the video showed that a woman followed Vetsch while arguing toward his property, but they “hadn’t trespassed,” when Vetsch pointed his gun.
Vetsch was not immediately available for comment on Friday afternoon.
The sheriff’s office provided NBC News on Friday with a video that lasted 95 seconds. It appeared to show Vetsch pointing a gun at a female after he confronted the woman because a car was on her driveway.
Vetsch and the woman repeatedly swear at one another and you can hear the woman saying “You pointed a pistol at my head.”
Vetsch was charged with aggravated assailant with a deadly weapons without intent to murder. The sheriff’s department said that he was in jail and on $50,000 bail.
Court records indicate that Vetsch posted bond Sunday.
According to the sheriff’s office, he was told to avoid contact with the victim, and surrender all firearms and ammunition. He did so after his release from jail.
Palm Coast is located about 80 miles north of Orlando.
Vetsch’s arrest in Florida is similar to a April incident that occurred in New York, where a homeowner fatally hacked 20-year old Kaylin Gilis after she pulled into the incorrect driveway when looking for a birthday party.
Kevin Monahan has been charged with second degree murder. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted. He has not pleaded guilty.