Police: HOA official pointed gun at woman for breaking rules | News 13
"ORLANDO -- An official for an apartment complex's Homeowners Association is accused of taking his duties a little too seriously -- pointing a gun at a woman whom he said was breaking complex rules. Orlando Police said a woman was sitting on a pier at The Hamptons at Metrowest Thursday night when Howard Fox, 47, walked up and told her to leave the pier because it was after hours. The woman said Fox had a gun against his chest, which she claimed he raised and pointed at her. She said Fox said what she was doing was illegal. The woman said she was afraid for her life and called 911. Police said Fox told them that he was chairman of the Fine and Hearing Violations Committee, which gave him permission to walk the property to enforce HOA rules. Police said Fox was armed with a Smith and Wesson Sigma .9 cal in an open carry holster on his belt, and a Glock .40 cal with a Roni Short Barrel Rifle attached on a sling around his shoulder."
Having learned nothing from the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin catastrophe, another HOA vigilante goes off the rails, displaying a fundmental misunderstanding of his role. Thanks to Shu Bartholomew for the link.