Florida Man Pulls Gun After His Furniture Is Delivered Late, Tells Crew He's 'Shot for Less'

A man from Manatee County is accused of pulling a gun on two furniture delivery men because he was unhappy that they were late. Mitchell Helton, 55, had ordered the goods from the Furniture Warehouse and had been told that they were on their way on August 3.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said that when the delivery men arrived, the front door was open and Helton told them that he was upset he had to wait so long. When they asked him if he still wanted the furniture, he said, "do whatever you want" and went to his bedroom, according to the police report.

When they started to unload the furniture from their vehicle, Helton allegedly pointed a gun at the men and said, "You know, I've shot people for less," the Bradenton Herald reported.

Mitchell Helton
Mitchell Helton, 55, is accused of threatening two furniture delivery men with a weapon. Manatee County police say he was angered by their late delivery. Manatee County Sheriff's Office

The two men at first "dismissed his action as a show of anger toward the late delivery," the report states, and tried to calm the situation by telling him that he could make a formal complaint with their company. They called police afterwards.

An arrest report says Helton could not explain why he confronted the men with a gun. He said he was startled by someone trying to enter his home and retrieved his weapon to defend himself, according to the arrest report.

He has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and remains in the Manatee County jail on bonds totaling $5,000.

Also in Florida, Sarasota man David Ashworth, 51, was arrested after he sent an email to local news outlets in which he threatened a hotel manager whom he claimed had insulted his girlfriend.

Ashworth claimed that the male hotel manager in Tampa "double charged his credit cards and kicks people out," and had sent the threat to news station Fox 13 and other media outlets. He has admitted to all accusations, according to the sheriff's office, and is charged with felony written threats to kill.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has been set up for another Florida man who was struck by lightning while sitting under a tree in his wheelchair.

Nick Williams, 28, from Pompano Beach, is still unconscious after the freak accident took place in the Leasureville, community, WPLG Local 10 reported.

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