Driver given 10 seconds to start car; angry man threatens to kill his passenger

A 49-year-old man was arrested Monday after he pointed a gun at two people in a car and threatened to kill them, Pembroke Pines police said.

The incident took place at about 8:30 p.m. in the 500 block of South Dykes Road.

That's when the driver and a passenger of a black Honda convertible were going through the Beaches subdivision of the Pembroke Shores community.

The pair were chased by Mario Perez, who is also a resident of the neighborhood, police said.

Perez followed the duo in his vehicle, and when the victim stopped the Honda, Perez began to yell profanities, police said.

That’s when the victim drove away in fear for his safety, police said, but Perez continued to follow him.

When they got to the gate exit of the community and waited for it to open, Perez ran to the victim's vehicle waving a handgun and yelling profanities about the way the victim drove.

Perez then threatened to shoot the victim if he moved and told him to turn the car off and take the keys out, police said.

The victim complied.

Perez punched the victim, who was still in the driver's seat, in the head, police said. He then walked to the passenger side of the victim's vehicle and placed the gun on the victim's neck.

Perez threatened to kill the passenger if the driver didn't pick up the car key and turn the vehicle on in 10 seconds, police said. He then began to count to 10.

The driver was able to start the car in time, police said, and Perez struck the passenger.

As Perez walked away, he said, "If I ever see you again, I'm gonna kill you," and struck the driver in the face again, police said.

Perez was arrested shortly after on charges that include assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. 

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