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Deputies: Pasco man pulls gun on another man giving out Halloween candy

PORT RICHEY — A 60-year-old man was arrested Halloween night after pulling a gun on another man giving candy to trick-or-treaters, authorities said.

James Elmer Johnson drove up to the house at 7210 Fox Hollow Drive about 8:30 p.m., stepped out of his vehicle and began yelling at a man handing out goodies, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report.

The man asked Johnson to leave, and Johnson pulled out a gun, the report said. Johnson later told deputies he reached for the firearm to protect himself from a dog belonging to the victim's friend.

The report said children were in the area, but no one was hurt.

Johnson, of Port Richey, was charged with aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony, and remained Tuesday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Deputies: Pasco man pulls gun on another man giving out Halloween candy 11/01/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 4:51pm]
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