INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A man walking alongside a busy Vero Beach highway pointed a gun at numerous automobiles, which includes one particular driven by an off-duty detective, officials mentioned in an arrest report.

Antwon Paulk’s firearm turned out to be a BB gun, but he was met by a deputy with a drawn .45 caliber GLOCK 21 who told him to get on the ground.

The deputy arrested Paulk, 35, of Pompano Beach, on charges of improper exhibition of a firearm, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and for not obtaining a concealed weapons permit, according to jail records.

The off-duty detective mentioned in the report he saw Paulk even though driving west in the 5300 block of State Road 60 on Sunday just just after 12 p.m., and named dispatchers even though watching him from a distance.

Properties, restaurants and retail retailers had been all in line of Paulk’s BB gun, a deputy mentioned.

“Paulk was walking the location of most traveled road in Indian River County,” mentioned Deputy Matt Redstone in the report, adding that each busy parking lots of Applebee’s and Walmart had been nearby.

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Paulk told officials in the report he “did not do something” and the gun was a BB gun.

He is becoming held without having bail in Indian River County Jail.


Each and every year FDLE collects the information from law enforcement agencies statewide on what it calls the seven main crime categories.
Ginny Beagan, TCPALM

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