WILTON MANORS, FLA. (WSVN) - A man was arrested following accusations of flashing his gun outside a bar in Wilton Manors.
The incident happened outside Gym Bar, located in the 2200 block of Wilton Drive, Friday night.
“He was cursing and started threatening people that he lost his cellphone and lost whatever he lost,” said Andy, who confronted the man.
Police said 45-year-old Kenneth Justesen was talking to people about his lost cellphone.
Andy said he was threatening a group of women when he stepped in between.
“I just told him, you know, I told him to get away, and then no he brought his attention to me, and then I screamed at him,” said ANdy.
People caught Justesen on video approaching and heckling people at the bar.
“The gentleman had lost his phone and he was really upset about it, and he started making threats that if he found the person with his phone, he was gonna put a bullet in the back of his head,” said witness Anthony Robinson.
He eventually got into an argument and pulled his gun out scaring people at the bar, who quickly called 911.
“He started calling him out his name, ‘You that, you this,’ all these names,” Robinson said. “The guy stood up in defense of being called names and that’s when the guy with the gun pulled put the gun and held it back, and the other guy just pulled himself back.”
A police report said the firearm was loaded and actively had one round in the chamber and an additional eight rounds in the magazine.
“I didn’t notice he had a gun behind him, because he was trying to make me hit him first,” said Andy. “Luckily I was sober, because I was driving. I didn’t take his bait. You know, I didn’t take his bait because I know better.”
Justesen was also seen on camera being put into handcuffs by police.
Witnesses said Andy’s cool head probably prevented thing from being worse.
“He knew that if he egged this guy on, in his mind he had the right to use his gun,” said Robinson.
He faces charges of aggravated assault and improperly displaying a firearm.
He has since bonded out.
No one was injured in this incident.
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