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Spring Hill man accused of threatening neighbors for setting off Fourth of July fireworks

A Spring Hill man, angry that neighbors were still setting off Fourth of July fireworks in the early morning of July 5, screamed profanities and pointed a pistol at them, according to a Hernando County Sheriff's Office report.

Ralph Gordon, 51, of 12199 Landfair St., was charged with aggravated assault. He was taken to the Hernando County Detention Center and released after posting $15,000 bail.

About 12:20 a.m. on Friday, three men were setting off fireworks in the yard of a home near Gordon's when they heard someone banging on their fence and yelling profanities, the report said.

After they started yelling back, Gordon went to his car to get a pistol and pointed it at the men, who told a deputy that they were afraid he would kill them.

Another neighbor witnessed the argument and also said that Gordon had pointed the gun, the report said, and Gordon admitted doing so when he was interviewed.

Spring Hill man accused of threatening neighbors for setting off Fourth of July fireworks 07/05/13 [Last modified: Friday, July 5, 2013 7:55pm]

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