Man pointed gun at dad teaching girl to ride bike: Cops

Daytona Ave., Rosemount, Minn. (Google)

Daytona Ave., Rosemount, Minn. (Google)

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, Last Updated: 2:30 PM ET

A Rosemount, Minn., man has been charged after allegedly pulling a gun on a neighbour who was teaching his daughter how to ride her bike on their street.

Gary Drake, 61, admitted to police he was on his porch on May 25 when he yelled tips on how the man should teach the girl to ride her bike. When the father responded, "I've got it," Drake yelled back, "If you don't like my advice, get off the street," police say in court documents.

Police said the man was walking away from the house when he looked over his shoulder and saw Drake pointing a Remington 870 shotgun at him.

Drake told officers he had been drinking, but when asked if that led to his poor decision-making, he said "absolutely not," the police statement says.

When placed under arrest, Drake allegedly said, "Maybe next time I should have shot him."

Drake has been charged with second-degree assault.

 


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