Florida man busted after holding teens at gunpoint over doorbell prank
Authorities in Ocala, Florida arrested a 46-year-old man for pulling his gun on two teens over a prank, The Ocala Star Banner reported.
Todd Lee Davis is accused of pointing the weapon at a 13-year-old boy’s head, and then turning it on a 14-year-old girl after spotting them on his property.
Davis, who does not have a concealed weapons permit, allegedly believed the teens were ringing his doorbell, then running off before he could come to the door. They denied the accusation, but the suspect also grabbed a cell phone belonging to a 12-year-old boy who was not present during the encounter.
The two teens said the other boy was behind the prank. Davis would subsequently answer the phone when it rang, and spoke to the boy’s father.
After getting away from Davis, the two teens told their parents about their run-in with him. When the boy’s mother approached Davis to discuss what happened, he allegedly lifted up his shirt to reveal the gun and told her, “I’m not joking.”
Davis was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery, as well as carrying a concealed firearm after being arrested at a local bar on Wednesday. His bond was set at $7,000, and he was released on Thursday.