PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Pasco County father is facing an aggravated assault charge after deputies explained that he pointed a gun at a person for allegedly driving dangerously around his daughter’s school bus.
Deputies arrested 43-year-old Daniel Carroll on Tuesday in Port Richey.
According to an arrest report, Carroll followed the victim to his home Tuesday morning then got out of his car and started yelling at the man. Deputies say Carroll yelled that the victim was putting his daughter in danger.
“Apparently, he made a turn in front of the school bus while it was stopped and he thought that was maybe too dangerous,” said sheriff’s spokesman Kevin Doll.
The victim said Carroll told him he was not going to “get away with this,” the arrest report says. Carroll is accused of then pulling a gun out and pointing it at the victim before getting back in his car and driving away.
Deputies later met up with Carroll, who told them he was upset because several people had been speeding past his daughter’s bus stop. The arrest report says Carroll admitted to following the victim to his home to tell him not to speed past the stop.
Carroll told deputies the victim balled his fists and charged at him aggressively, the arrest report says. Deputies say the dad told them he pulled his gun out and backed away as the victim yelled to shoot him.
The arrest report says Carroll admitted what he did was wrong. He was arrested for aggravated assault.
“I’ve seen people chase down people around school buses and yell at them and argue with them, but never follow them to their house to pull out a weapon and threaten them that way,” Doll said Wednesday.
A judge set Carroll’s bond at $10,000.
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