Paul Thomas said Florida Fish and Wildlife investigator Rick Brown threatened to shoot him if he didn’t sign a littering ticket.
The trouble started when Thomas’ vehicle tailpipe broke off on a residential road. He said it was too hot to touch, so he used his cane to push it aside.
According to Thomas, that’s when Brown, who was off duty, pulled up in his personal truck and told Thomas that he was littering.
Thomas said they exchanged some words and Thomas left.
According to Thomas, the next day Brown showed up at his house with a gun.
“And I just back up to go to close the door. He fight with me, pushing me and he pull his gun. He put it right there on the top of his clipboard,” said Thomas.
Thomas complained to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Inspectors looked into the officer’s actions and found he did nothing wrong.
Thomas is suing the agency.