Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pasco man accused of pulling BB gun on 15-year-old

NEW PORT RICHEY — Officers arrested a 24-year-old New Port Richey man Saturday after they said he pulled a weapon on a kid nine years his junior.

Police say John Aquila, 24, shoved a BB gun under the chin of a 15-year-old boy, giving him an abrasion and causing his neck to bleed. A witness told New Port Richey Police that Aquila also knocked the boy to the ground. The report does not say what started the dispute.

Aquila was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He remained Monday in the Pasco County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Pasco man accused of pulling BB gun on 15-year-old 04/25/11 [Last modified: Monday, April 25, 2011 1:36pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2016 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours