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Man accused of threatening neighbor with shotgun

Jim Winder didn't like the way his younger neighbor, Matthew McCabe, was driving along S Rudolph Point, authorities said, so at 4 p.m. Wednesday he waved McCabe over to the side of the road to let him know.

The two argued. If Winder, 61, didn't like the way the 21-year-old drove, McCabe reportedly told him, come on over to his house and complain to his father.

Winder did just that.

When he arrived, authorities said, McCabe met Winder with a shotgun.

McCabe told Winder not to say a word or he would kill him, authorities said. McCabe ordered Winder to get back in his car and leave.

Before Winder could leave, authorities said, McCabe walked out of the house still carrying the shotgun and told Winder to leave and never come back.

Less than 30 minutes later, Citrus County sheriff's deputies arrested McCabe at his home at 7482 S Rudolph Point in Homosassa and charged him with one count of aggravated assault.

McCabe was booked into the Citrus County Detention Facility and was released later that day after posting $5,000 bail.

According to reports, McCabe told deputies he had never met Winder before and that the argument about his driving was a continuing problem in the neighborhood. He did admit to spinning his tires on the roadway and admitted to owning a shotgun, but said it had not been used recently, authorities said.

Then McCabe told the deputies that he was upset Winder was trying to contact his father and that is why he showed McCabe the shotgun. McCabe said Winder made no attempt to enter the residence.

Deputies confiscated the shotgun, which was not loaded.