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A Florida man was arrested after throwing a beer at a vehicle he believed was going too fast in his neighborhood, subsequently leading him to shoot his AR-15 rifle, according to officials.
Eric Proctor told investigators that he threw a beer can at a vehicle because the driver was speeding in the neighborhood and that he then confronted the driver about speeding, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a video posted to social media.
Proctor said he was going to grab his AR-15 and returned to fire his gun, Judd said.
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Eric Proctor said he threw a beer can at a vehicle because the driver was speeding in the neighborhood, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. He later confronted the driver about driving too fast. (Polk County Sheriff’s Office)
“He went to his house, and he comes out with his rifle, and the dude shoots three times,” Judd said. “Once in the air and twice on the ground.”
Deputies said Proctor denied the allegations against him, but Judd revealed neighborhood video footage showing a man believed to be Proctor in the act.
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Neighborhood video footage captured a man believed to be Eric Proctor carrying his rifle back into the house after shooting it at the ground and in the air. (Polk County Sheriff’s Office)
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Proctor is facing felony charges of aggravated assault and is being held in the county jail.
“If you’re that stirred up, just call us,” Judd said. “We’ll deal with it, and you won’t end up in jail charged with a felony.”