PORT RICHEY — A 43-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after deputies said he pulled a gun on a motorist he believed had driven past a school bus his daughter was boarding.
Daniel Henry Carroll of Port Richey faces a charge of aggravated assault, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
Here's what deputies said happened:
Carroll followed the victim home in his vehicle about 7 a.m. Monday, then got out and started yelling at him, deputies said.
Carroll told the other man that he was putting his daughter in danger, the man told deputies.
The victim, who was not named, told deputies that he had in fact turned left in front of a school bus while the bus was picking up kids, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Carroll said the victim wouldn't "get away with this," the victim told deputies, and then Carroll pulled out a gun and pointed it at the man, according to deputies. A witness saw the incident, the Sheriff's Office said.
Afterward, Carroll told deputies that he was upset because people have been speeding past his daughter's bus stop, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said Carroll told them he followed the victim to tell him not to speed past the bus, but then the victim balled his fists and charged at him, so he pulled his gun out. The victim told Carroll to shoot him, Carroll said, according to deputies.
Carroll was being held in the Pasco jail Wednesday in lieu of $5,000 bail.
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