Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefing; Man Charged with Assault Door-to-Door Salesman Threatened with Gun

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefing; Man Charged with Assault Door-to-Door Salesman Threatened with Gun

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Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer

A 21-year-old Mandarin man was arrested Sept. 17 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, accused of yelling at a door-to-door salesman while holding a handgun outside his apartment at 9439 San Jose Blvd., police said.

Police said the 20-year-old magazine salesman knocked on an apartment door at 2 p.m., and a woman inside allowed him in to finish some paperwork. The woman's boyfriend came home and got upset at the salesman's presence, so he left. He told police he heard the couple arguing about his presence as he walked away, so he came back to apologize. That's when the boyfriend slammed the door shut, only to reappear seconds later yelling at the salesman with a gun in his left hand, police said.

The salesman left the area and called police, who went to the apartment, questioned the man and arrested him, police said.

Meanwhile, a 17-year-old Mandarin High School student was arrested Sept. 12 on charges of felony battery and battery after three female students attacked a classmate late Sept. 11 in a fight at Burnett Park, 3740 Burnett Park Road, police said.

The victim said she went to the park at 10 p.m. Sept. 11 to meet some friends after a high school football game. But when she got there, three people "bum-rushed her." One attacker had a metal padlock in her hand, according to the police report. Two of the attackers tripped the victim, and she was kicked in the stomach.

The victim was able to escape and called police the next day from her Southside home, where she was treated by city paramedics. Based on information from the victim, police found one of the youths at her home and arrested her after questioning, police said.

Following are the crimes and other incidents reported recently in Mandarin and Northwest St. Johns County, according to the Jacksonville and St. Johns County sheriffs offices:

DUVAL

-- Two Mandarin Middle School students ages 12 and 13 were arrested Sept. …

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