September 28, 2023

A Villager gained’t face prosecution after allegedly cocking a gun in a car parking zone at a restaurant in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

This previous month, the prosecutor’s workplace introduced it won’t be shifting ahead on a cost of improper exhibition of a firearm which had been confronted by 43-year-old Robert Paul Houston, who lives within the La Paloma Villas. In an announcement of no info in Lake County Court docket, the prosecutor’s workplace said that “because of sufferer and witness points” it is going to be “now not in a position to show every ingredient of the cost past an affordable doubt.”

Houston had been in a golf cart circling the car parking zone at Applebee’s restaurant on Bichara Boulevard at about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 17, 2022 the place he had been “ready on a man” he had a “downside with contained in the restaurant,” in line with an arrest report from the Woman Lake Police Division.

Houston brandished a firearm and “cocked it a few instances.” Houston threatened he “would harm the opposite man.” When officers arrived on the scene they discovered a 9mm Taurus handgun within the heart console cup space of the golf cart. The California native admitted the gun belonged to him.

Earlier this yr, a person was fatally shot on the Applebee’s in The Villages. Nobody has been charged in that incident.