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Man threatens to kill repairman with B.B. gun

By Merab-Michal Favorite, Islander Reporter


A Holmes Beach man was arrested May 2 after allegedly threatening to kill a repairman with a B.B gun.

Errol Phillips, 75, 3000 block of Avenue E, faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly pointed the gun at a man’s head when he refused to move his work van.

According to the police report, the 62-year-old victim parked his van outside an apartment where he was working around 11:30 a.m.

Phillips came outside his apartment and told the man he had to move his van. An argument ensued, and the man said Phillips threatened to “kick his (explicative).”

After arguing with the victim, Phillips allegedly went inside and returned with a weapon resembling a black handgun.

He reportedly pointed it at the victim’s head and said he would “shoot him dead,” the report said.

The victim walked away and called 911.

When officers from the Holmes Beach Police Department arrived, they retrieved the gun from Phillips’ pocket. The Beretta Storm B.B. gun in Phillips’ possession was an exact replica of a 9mm Beretta handgun.

Phillips was held without bond at the Manatee County jail, but released on his own recognizance May 3.

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