Police: Man fed up with speeding pulls gun on newspaper delivery drivers

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LEESBURG, Fla. —

Lake County deputies said a Leesburg man crossed the line when he took out his frustration on a newspaper delivery crew by confronting them with a loaded gun.

Edward Graves, 62, said the two delivery workers speed through the Corley Island mobile home park in the overnight hours delivering the papers, but police said confronting one of the drivers with a gun was not the answer.

Virginia Ryals said she and her fiancé were on their daily commercial newspaper delivery route overnight on Monday when they were confronted by Graves.

Graves allegedly tried to enforce the 15 mph mile per hour speed limit with his .38 caliber gun.

"Actually, this is the third incident I've had with this guy," said Ryals.

Since January, Ryals said Graves has been complaining about their speed. On Monday, she said he cornered them with his car and pulled a gun on her fiancé.

"I realized, holy moly, there's a gun out of nowhere," said Ryals.

Graves was arrested but has since been released on bond.

Neighbors told Channel 9 the victims have a habit of speeding but didn’t deserve to have a gun pulled on them.

"It's maybe a little bit overboard," said neighbor Ed Scuggs.

Graves has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is due in court at the end of the month.

The victims said they're planning on taking precautions in the future to protect themselves.