Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Brooksville man tossed loaded gun out car window during chase, deputies say

LAND O'LAKES — A Brooksville man faces a gun charge after deputies said he tossed a loaded revolver out of his car window on Friday during a chase up U.S. 41.

The incident happened while Pasco deputies were pursuing Kenneth E. Gariepy, 51, of 6242 Zirkels Circle, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. Records show he was charged in Pasco last month with driving with a suspended or revoked license and fleeing and eluding. In Hernando, he has been arrested three times for failing to appear in court, once for violating probation.

During the chase, which occurred about 5:20 p.m. Friday, someone threw a gun out the passenger window of the car, the sheriff's report said. Deputies found the revolver lying in the road just north of Central Boulevard on U.S. 41. The gun was loaded and cocked and then was accidentally discharged, the report said. Fingerprints on the gun matched Gariepy's, the report said.

Gariepy was taken to the Pasco County jail on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He remained Monday at the jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Brooksville man tossed loaded gun out car window during chase, deputies say 05/14/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:32pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Lightning takes defenseman Cal Foote with top pick in draft

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — Former Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote said his son Cal lived in the locker room.

    Cal Foote, second from left, is welcomed to the Lightning by GM Steve Yzerman, far left.
  2. It's Rays' turn to pound Orioles pitching (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG - Ah, the fantastic four.

    The Rays smashed the reeling Orioles 15-5 on Friday, scoring a season-high in runs, to climb four games above .500 for the first time since July 1, 2015.

    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria scores on a triple by Logan Morrison during the first inning against the Orioles.
  3. Lightning picks defenseman Cal Foote


    Cal Foote is the son of former Avs defenseman Adam Foote.
  4. Kids today: They don't work summer jobs the way they used to


    WASHINGTON — It was at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie The Shining, where Patrick Doyle earned his first real paycheck.

    Teens Ben Testa, from left, Hannah Waring and Abby McDonough, and Wegmeyer Farms owner Tyler Wegmeyer walk the strawberry rows at the Hamilton, Va., farm in late May.
  5. Jeb Bush back in the hunt for the Marlins, now opposing Derek Jeter


    Associated Press:

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has switched sides in pursuit of the Miami Marlins, and he’s trying to beat out former teammate Derek Jeter.