A 51-year-old Florida was arrested this week after threatening to kill his neighbor’s dog, and his neighbor, for using a leaf blower. You can’t make this up.
According to police, 51-year-old Curtis Manfred Franz fired seven warning shots to tell his neighbor to stop blowing leaves around 7:45 am Tuesday morning.
Police say the victim, was on his roof, using a leaf blower to remove leaves from his Largo, Florida home. That’s when the victim heard 5 to 6 gunshots north of his property. Then 2 more.
The victim told police that he then saw Franz, 51, standing in his yard with a black pistol and in a bathrobe.
According to the affidavit, Franz yelled to the victim to stop using the leaf blower, then pointed his gun at the victim’s dog and said, “I’m going to shoot you fu*king dog. If you keep using your blower I will shoot you too.”
Police on the scene found 7 spent shell casings and said upon contact with Franz, he appeared to be intoxicated and took Franz into custody.
Franz was arrested for Felony Aggravated Assault, and Discharging a Firearm in public and released from Pinellas County Jail; after posting a $5,150 bond.
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