Police: Man swung at others with toy sword


Published: Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 23, 2009 at 11:29 p.m.

A man who allegedly threatened his girlfriend's father with a toy sword was being held at the Alachua County jail on Friday.

Freeman Geoffrey Huntington, 20, of 3310 NW 91st St. in Gainesville was arrested shortly before midnight Thursday and charged with kidnapping or false imprisonment of an adult, possession or use of narcotics equipment and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.

According to Alachua County Sheriff's Office spokesman Art Forgey, Huntington and his 19-year-old girlfriend were inside their apartment and arguing when the girlfriend called her father and asked him to pick her up.

The girlfriend's father told deputies that when he arrived, Huntington refused to let him in or let his daughter out.

The father said he broke down the door.

Once the father was inside, he told deputies that Huntington picked up and brandished a plastic and metal toy Samurai sword.

The father told deputies that he recognized the item as a toy, took it from Huntington and then escorted his daughter out of the apartment.

"There was no weapons charge in this case because the dad told us he was not fearful and that he did not want to press charges," Forgey said.

Bond for Huntington was set at $1,000.

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