Marathon Man, 78, Accused Of Pulling Handgun On Man Who Rear-Ended Him

A 78-year-old Marathon man was arrested Friday after police say he pulled out a handgun and threatened to shoot a driver who rear-ended him.

Moises Pedro Arguez faces charges of aggravated assault, illegally carrying a concealed weapon, and two counts of possession of a weapon and ammunition by a felon.  

According to Monroe County Sheriff's officials, the victim said he accidentally rear-ended a white GMC truck on Card Sound Road in Key Largo.

The victim said the driver, later identified as Arguez, and a passenger got out of the truck and began yelling. 

Linhardt said Arguez was touching a handgun tucked in his waistband when he ordered the victim to get away from his truck. Arguez allegedly threatened to shoot the victim.

Authorities said Arguez and his passenger then got back in the truck and drove away. 

The victim was not injured.

Authorities say Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers stopped the truck a short time after in Marathon.

Arguez was booked into the Monroe County Detention Center. 

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