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Police call driver’s decision to show gun to fellow trucker a “reasonable response” to being threatened with a bat 


Police were called to a Florida intersection for a near-altercation between two truck drivers over parking etiquette last week. 

The incident happened on Wednesday, June 14th near the intersection of North Washington Boulevard and 20th Street in Sarasota, Florida. 

According to Your Observer News, a truck driver was having his trailer unloaded when another driver pulled up, blew his horn, and demanded the first driver move his rig so that the trailer was not in the roadway. 

The first driver then got a baseball bat and approached the second truck. The second driver responded to the threat by showing, but not pointing, his gun to the first driver and told him to back away. The first driver then backed off and police were called. 

When officers arrived, they determined that showing the gun but not pointing it at anyone was a “reasonable response” to the potential assailant. The driver with the gun did possess a concealed carry permit. Officers stayed on the scene until the first driver’s truck was unloaded and he left. 


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