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Man accused of pointing gun at Hernando High student arrested

 
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Published Nov. 28, 2018

BROOKSVILLE — A 67-year-old man who said he was angry that a Hernando High School student sped past him in a truck early Tuesday pointed a gun at the teen in the school's parking lot, deputies said.

That's why Robert Browsky was arrested Wednesday in connection with that confrontation, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Browsky faces charges of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm on school grounds and trespassing on school grounds. He turned himself in Wednesday and was booked into the Hernando County Detention Center.

The incident took palce at about 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office said. A student told a school resource deputy that a man had brandished a gun during an argument in the parking lot. By the time the student finished talking to the deputy, the man later identified as Browsky had walked into the school's front office. He was no longer in possession of the weapon.

The deputy interviewed Browsky, who said he'd been walking his dog that morning a few blocks from the school and near his home on Mount Fair Avenue, when a black pickup truck sped past him. Browsky signaled for the driver to slow down, he told the deputy, then the truck backed up and the driver cursed at him and threatened to beat him up before driving off.

Browsky told the deputy he went home, got in his own truck and went to the school to find the driver, whom he believed to be a student He found the truck and was taking a photo of the license plate when he said the student approached him and tried to take his phone away. Browsky said the student followed him back toward his truck and directed profanity at then. Then Browsky said he reached in and pulled a gun from his truck's center console.

He walked toward the student, the arrest report said, and aimed the gun at him.

Then Browsky said he returned to his truck and drove to the school's office, leaving the gun in the console. The school resource deputy later reported finding a gun and ammunition in the truck.

The Sheriff's Office did not release any other details about the arrest Wednesday, such as the identities of the students involved or what statements they gave deputies.

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