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Police: Pasco man followed ex-girlfriend to job with gun

ZEPHYRHILLS — An 18-year-old man followed his ex-girlfriend to her job at McDonald's and threatened her with a gun as she was walking inside, authorities said.

Clarence Jessie Strong of Dade City was charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and violation of a domestic violence injunction.

The woman told Zephyrhills police that she saw Strong following her in his car about 8 a.m. Sunday. He parked next to her at McDonald's on Gall Boulevard and then walked up to her as she was going inside.

According to his arrest report, he removed a handgun from his waistband and put the barrel against her face. She walked away, and Strong went back toward the cars, where he broke the front passenger window of the victim's car, the Zephyrhills Police report said.

He told investigators he did go to McDonald's to ask the victim, who he had dated for about a year, about some clothing, the report says. The injunction prohibits him from going near the woman's place of work.

Strong remained Monday in the Pasco County jail without bail.

Police: Pasco man followed ex-girlfriend to job with gun 08/08/11 [Last modified: Monday, August 8, 2011 3:13pm]
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