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Charlotte County man arrested accused of cursing at juveniles putting out trash cans in front of daycare

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Posted at 11:31 AM, Mar 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-09 11:31:45-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man accused of cursing at juveniles putting out trash cans in front of daycare in Port Charlotte.

According to CCSO, two juveniles aged 9 and 11 were instructed to place the garbage cans by the road as an employee of the academy supervised.

That’s when Marc Smith, 72, began screaming and cursing at the children about not wanting to look at the trash cans over the weekend.

The children were advised by Smith to go get an adult.

The adult victim spoke with Smith and advised him not to speak with the children at the daycare.

Marc became angry by this request and pulled a handgun on the victim.

The daycare was placed on lockdown at this time, as children were in the direct line of fire if the firearm were to go off.

Smith continued to wave the firearm around in a rude, careless, angry, and threatening manner after committing the aggravated assault.

Smith was charged with improper exhibition of a

firearm, Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon Without Intent to Kill, Improper Exhibition of Dangerous Weapons or Firearm and Using Firearm While Under the Influence of Alcoholic Beverages.

It was determined that Marc was intoxicated during this incident.

Smith was transported to the Charlotte County Jail.