Florida Man Forces Handgun in Woman's Mouth After Complaint He Was Talking Too Much During TV Show: Police

A Florida man has been accused of forcing a handgun into the mouth of a woman who had complained that he talked too much during a television show.

Booking records state Calvin Lindsey, 55, is now facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery after being detained by cops at his home last Thursday. The suspect was held on $175,000 bond, Brevard County Sheriff's Office said.

Florida Today reported yesterday, citing an arrest record, that an argument over the allegedly talkative man ended with him retreating to a bedroom and closing the door. Police said the woman entered the bedroom to get a blanket when she claimed to have heard the sound of a firearm being racked. She accused the man of trying to intimidate her.

According to the arrest affidavit, the man pushed the woman to the ground and put the barrel of a 9mm handgun into her mouth. He allegedly said: "You want to see intimidation?"

Local media reported the suspect tried to choke the victim and banged her head on the floor of the residence. A shot was fired into the air, after which the woman managed to call 911.

The man was taken to the county jail by Palm Bay Police Department deputies. According to booking records he will next appear in court on February 21, facing judge Rhonda Babb.

Florida Today reported Lindsey admitted to arguing with the woman, but claimed she was the one who had pointed the weapon at him. He said the gun fired by accident during a struggle.

Police noted the woman had a broken tooth, which could be evidence of the gun being forced into her mouth. The suspect's mugshot was posted online. He remains in custody.

It was not immediately clear if a defense attorney had been provided for Lindsey, the Associated Press reported.

The Palm Bay Daily noted the weapon used in the altercation was a Sig Sauer 9mm. It was recovered at the home alongside a Mossberg shotgun. Citing the affidavit, the news outlet reported the victim was left with "visible bruises on her back and neck."

The Gainesville Sun reported a second Florida man had been arrested on similar charges last Wednesday after placing a gun in his ex-girlfriend's mouth and threatening to kill her. Matthew Carter Wells, 36, was arrested after emerging from the woman's apartment. Specialized teams from the Alachua County Sheriff's Office attended the scene.