BOCA RATON, FLA. (WSVN) - A Boca Raton man was arrested after being seen on surveillance video knocking on his neighbor’s door while sporting a bulletproof vest and holding an AR-15 rifle.
Footage obtained by WPEC showed 48-year-old Kevin Flaherty knocking on the front door, just before 11 p.m. on Sept. 5.
Homeowner Thomas D’Errico, who was across the country on a business trip, saw the live video on his phone’s app and immediately called his wife and children, who were inside the house. The video showed Flaherty wearing a bulletproof vest and holding an AR-15 rifle. The family ran and hid in a bathroom as they called police.
According to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, a teenager inside the home called 911.
The arrest report says the teen told authorities the man had previously threatened the family and has a history of substance abuse. He said he believes Flaherty was going to kill them because they had let his daughter stay with them.
D’Errico told investigators Flaherty’s wife and daughter left him earlier that week after he threatened to shoot and kill them.
Flaherty appeared in court Friday where a judge ordered him to not go near the victim or be in possession of any weapon or firearm.
He was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and is being held without bond.
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