Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Man threatens son with gun when son doesn't pay $3 for gas

54-year old Joseph Warren Hill, of St. Lucie County, Florida, picked up his son and the son's girlfriend in his truck.  He was verbally abusive, and after they got to where they were going, he demanded that his son pay $3 for gas money.  When the son refused, the father threatened him with a .25-caliber handgun before driving off.

From the article:
The son's girlfriend said she called Hill for a ride home, and Hill picked her and his son up at Georgia Avenue and U.S. 1. The girlfriend was in the front seat and she thought Hill was drunk after he began getting "vulgar and verbally abusive."
Hill asked his son's girlfriend for gas money when they got home, and she told her boyfriend to give Hill $3 for fuel, but he refused.
The girlfriend said Hill and his son argued, with Hill getting a gun from the truck. The girlfriend said she called 911.
Hill's son said his dad pointed a gun at his face. He said he asked his dad whether he was going to shoot him over $3, and that his dad said, "Yes."
The couple said Hill drove off.
Investigators went to Hill's home in the 200 block of Euclid Street. Hill said all his guns were in storage in Titusville, but a deputy found a loaded .25 caliber pistol hidden in a KFC chicken bucket in the bedroom.
Hill said he's afraid of his son and feared for his life. He denied pulling a gun from his truck.
Hill said his son and his son's girlfriend "are lying and are out to ruin his life because he will not lie for his son in court."
He said he's been in "armed security" for about 17 years and was afraid of being beaten up by his son.
Hill was arrested on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge.

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