A Florida man with a lengthy criminal history pulled what looks like an AR-style gun on a Black father and daughter who were landscaping a lawn across the street from him. The incident was caught on a video that has gone viral across social media.
The man, identified by local news outlet CLTampa as David H. Berry, of Clearwater, can be seen in the video holding the rifle and yelling at Jeremy Lee, while his daughter Carrie Lee films the interaction.
“This is my property, you’re not allowed to block my driveway, don’t be a prick!” Berry yells while pointing at Jeremy.
“I told you I’ll move,” Jeremy says, seemingly trying to deescalate the situation.
“You think I’m playing, punk ass, your daughter better take record of how stupid her father is!” Berry said before yelling at Carrie: “Keep recording, if it goes online, your ass will be sued too!”
“You pulling a gun on a guy on city property?” asked Jeremy, who was standing in the street with Carrie.
“This is my property and I’ll do what I want, do not block somebody’s driveway!” Berry shouts.
Carrie was filming from the street, which is in fact public property.
In the past, according to Pinellas County Court records, Berry has been charged with at least three felonies, including battery and burglary, the news outlet reported. All were pled down to misdemeanors.
The Clearwater Police Department arrived at the scene of the incident after Jeremy called them, but Berry had already put away his gun, Carrie said, and video shows the cops standing across the street, not taking action.
Even though the police were shown the video and told what happened, they said there was nothing that could be done.
“CPD continues to actively investigate this as a potential case of aggravated assault with a firearm,” CPD told CLTampa in an email. “On scene, our officers were given conflicting stories from those involved. David Berry told officers he retrieved his gun after being threatened by Jeremy Lee. Jeremy Lee said David Berry pointed the weapon at him as he threatened him. Jeremy’s daughter said she captured the entire incident on video; the video did not show the weapon being pointed at anyone. Often, it takes time to sort through these cases to determine if charges are warranted. We are still in the process of doing that.”
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