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Lawn-mowing dispute leads to arrest of Spring Hill man

SPRING HILL — Hernando County sheriff's deputies arrested a man after he reportedly threatened his neighbors with a loaded gun during a dispute over lawn mowing.

On Friday evening, Andrew Roscillo, 35, carried a 12-gauge shotgun to his neighbor's house, near J.D. Floyd K-8 School, according to an arrest report. Roscillo started yelling at his neighbor, Thomas Brook, about Brook's daughter cutting his grass.

After Brook called the Sheriff's Office, deputies came to Roscillo's home, where they found him pacing in the back yard with the shotgun, according to the report.

During questioning, Roscillo called himself a "superhero" and told deputies he was protecting his mother from the neighbors, who had cut their grass.

Deputies arrested Roscillo on charges of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon within 1,000 feet of school property. He was booked at the Hernando County Detention Center, where he remained Monday in lieu of $6,000 bail.

Lawn-mowing dispute leads to arrest of Spring Hill man 06/16/14 [Last modified: Monday, June 16, 2014 12:59pm]

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