Lake County

Former corrections officer accused of threatening to shoot medical marijuana security guard

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A former Lake County corrections officer accused of threatening to shoot a security guard is out of jail Wednesday morning.


Eustis police arrested Michael Shapiro last week.

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Eyewitnesses told officers that Shapiro got irritated while waiting for an order at a medical marijuana facility on highway 441.

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They said he then boxed in a security guard’s van, pulled out a badge, and pointed a gun at the guard.

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An arrest report shows Shapiro claimed he thought the victim was posing as a security guard planning to rob the business.

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