NAPLES, Fla. — A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly wandering around a Naples car dealership with a rifle, officials say.
According to a news release from Naples Police Department, on Friday just after 4 p.m., officers received a 911 call about a person walking around the Naples Jaguar dealership with a rifle and a camouflage tarp. NPD later identified the person as Micah Weiss Bennett. Bennett allegedly approached multiple employees as well as customers while having a rifle in his hand, which led to “mass panic at the dealership.” NPD said both employees and customers ran from the area in fear for their lives.
When officers arrived at the dealership, they noticed Bennett driving away in his truck, so they conducted a traffic stop and took him into custody, NPD said.
“Bennett told officers he was being attacked by radiation and made other nonsensical statements. Detectives attempted to interview Bennett, but he indicated people were following him and declined to be interviewed further,” NPD said in the news release.
According to WBBH, officers searched Bennett’s truck and found additional firearms including 14 handguns, three rifles, brass knuckles, a bulletproof vest, a toolbox with about 77 pounds of ammunition for handguns and a canister with about 28 pounds of rifle ammunition.
Bennett has been charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to NPD.
Officers contacted Bennett’s mother, who advised them that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had previously been placed into protective custody under the Baker Act, according to NPD.
NPD said Bennett went to visit his aunt in Fort Myers, Florida, and are not sure why Bennett went to the Jaguar dealership. No further information has been released.
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