GPD: Man arrested after pointing rifle at driver outside his home

Published: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 8:53 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 10:28 p.m.

Police arrested a 21-year-old man early Monday after he was accused of pointing a weapon at a stranger driving past his home.

The suspect told police he had the weapon because he had been robbed earlier.

The Gainesville Police Department arrested Kevin Mack Herzog, 21, of 1222 NW Third Ave., on a charge of aggravated assault.

Officer Jacob Sowards said the incident happened at about 2:55 a.m. The victim told Sowards he noticed someone standing on the side of the road behind some bushes with a gun.

The victim told police he was afraid he was going to be shot because, as he drove past Herzog's home, Herzog raised the rifle and pointed it at him.

Following his arrest, Herzog told Sowards he did not mean to point the rifle at the victim.

Herzog was booked into the Alachua County jail.

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