|Published:||Apr 14, 2010 9:20 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 14, 2010 9:20 PM EDT|
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A man has been arrested for pulling a gun and threatening to kill two Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) employees. The workers were dispatched to the Grady Drive home of 40-year-old Gerald Licquia to disconnect his electrical service.
According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office (LCSO), "According to the investigation, Licquia pointed the gun at the employees and demanded they turn the power back on or he would shoot them. The employees, in fear for their safety, reconnected the power. After leaving the scene, they reported the incident to the Lee County Sheriff's Office."
Deputies were dispatched to investigate the incident. They met with Licquia and he reportedly directed police to a counter in his home, where authorities encountered a .177 caliber firearm replica air gun.
According to police, "As the detective conducted interviews at the scene, Licquia stated that he 'knows where the guys live" and that he would "get them.'"
Police arrested Licquia; according to the LCSO, he has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault without intent to kill.