New Port Richey man, 23, used a stun gun to scare people after traffic crash

The incident occurred Sunday by Orchid Lake Road and Rowan Road.
Nicholas Wagner, 23, was arrested Sunday after he was accused of using a stun gun on someone after he was involved in a crash. Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
Nicholas Wagner, 23, was arrested Sunday after he was accused of using a stun gun on someone after he was involved in a crash. Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
Published July 15

PORT RICHEY — A 23-year-old New Port Richey man was arrested early Sunday for using a stun gun on someone after a vehicle crash, deputies said.

Nicholas Edward Wagner is facing a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office arrest report. The incident occurred by Orchid Lake Road and Rowan Road.

Wagner and a man were waiting for police after a traffic crash, the report said. Wagner pulled out a black square stun gun and sparked it a few times, threatening to use it on the man. The man tried to back away, but Wagner came toward the man a second time and stunned the man in the chest.

Wagner then began to run around and threaten other people nearby, the report said.

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Wagner used the stun gun on the same man's forearm and then threw it at the man, deputies said. He later admitted to deputies that he had the stun gun and used it to scare people. He denied hurting anyone with it.

He was taken to the Pasco County Jail on Sunday and was being held in lieu of $10,000 bond.

Contact Paige Fry at pfry@tampabay.com. Follow @paigexfry.

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