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Fireworks dispute lands Gainesville man in jail

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Updated: 7/05/2013 12:23 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a 62-year-old Gainesville man is in jail following a dispute with neighbors over Fourth of July fireworks.

Authorities say Marc Levy yelled at his neighbors Thursday night over their use of fireworks.

The Gainesville Sun reports neighbors told police Levy went into his apartment and returned with an AR-15 style airsoft rifle.

Police say Levy waved the gun in the air, then pointed it at two adults and a 2-year-old child.

When Officer Crystal Castor arrived, she found Levy sitting on his front porch with his arms behind his back. She ordered him to show his hands several times before he complied.

He remained in jail without bail Friday morning, charged with aggravated assault, cruelty to a child and resisting an officer.

No attorney was listed on jail records.

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Gunny48 - 7/5/2013 3:25 PM
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Don't bring your airsoft out when I'm having a "yard-on" (party)...

Realchange - 7/5/2013 12:27 PM
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If the fireworks were landing in his yard he right to be angry. Every year you get idiots that will shoot their fireworks over other houses. Then if those houses catch fire run the other way and say it wasn't us it was someone else. You are responsible for your fireworks and the damage they do. That does not give your fireworks the right to trespass into others peoples yard. I am sure that is what this case is about.
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