Man pulls gun on late arriving furniture delivery crew

Posted at 9:08 AM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 09:08:35-04

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities said a 55-year-old Florida man pulled a gun on a late-arriving furniture delivery team, saying he's "shot people for less."

Manatee County Sheriff's investigators said Mitchell Helton has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault. Helton was arrested August 3 after the delivery team called the sheriff's office.

The Bradenton Herald reported that the delivery man called Helton to let him know that they were on their way. When they arrived at his home, they said Helton was upset because it took them so long to arrive.

As they unloaded the furniture, deputies said Helton pointed a gun at them. The men tried to deescalate the situation and told him how to file a complaint.

An arrest report said Helton couldn't explain why he confronted the men with a gun.