Friday, June 26, 2015

Lake County deputy pulls gun on couple at Taco Bell for cutting him off, gets hit with burrito

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 5:48 PM

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Thomas Thompson, a Lake County corrections officer and a man who loves to "Live Mas," allegedly pulled a gun on a couple for cutting him off while trying to exit a Taco Bell parking lot Monday night, June 22nd. 

The couple told police they were leaving a Taco Bell in Mount Dora, Florida,  when Thompson pulled alongside them and started blaring “fake-sounding police sirens.”  

According to Raw Story: 
The driver, later identified as the 45-year-old Thompson, said he was a police officer, pointed a pistol at the couple, and told them they had run two stop signs.

The man, Charles Newcomb, drove away, but he said Thompson followed them while swerving and threatening to shoot them.

Newcomb said he threw a burrito at Thompson’s car and pulled into a pharmacy parking lot to call 911.

Police found a gun on Thompson, which matched the gun the couple described. They also discovered his car had unofficial working sirens installed. 

Thompson has been suspended by the Lake County Sheriff's office. 

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