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Neighbor holds gun to Cape Coral woman's face

Posted at 6:44 PM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-15 06:36:43-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A Cape Coral woman is still shaken up after she said a neighbor pointed a gun in her face.

John Stewart, who has since bonded out of jail, is now facing two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

"Very scary, I'm still scared," says Briana Campbell, who never imaged a motorcycle ride with friends would end in fear for her life.  "Usually we ride that way, but this time because our friend's bike broke down we had to drive this way," said Campbell. 
 
Not long after getting home, a man driving a black SUV pulled into the driveway along NW 15th Terrace. 
 
"Pulled up in the driveway all the way against the truck, when I went to get the license plate I was at his window probably about right here," said Campbell. 
 
The police report states John Stewart got out of his car and a verbal altercation took place in the driveway.
 
"And I said to him, look sir we aren't trying to harm you in any way we weren't loud," said Campbell. 
 
That's when Stewart, who lives just 6 houses away from Campbell, went back to his car.  "And he reached on the side which the seat, in between the seat and the center console picked up the gun and shoved in my face.  And I said 'woah,'" said Campbell.
 
Campbell said she started yelling at her friends to run inside the garage, worried someone could get shot.  "It scared me so much because I didn't know what he was willing to do when he put it in my face," said Campbell. 
 
Stewart got back into his car and left. 
 
"The gentleman pulls out to the stop sign and says this isn't over I'll be back to get you guys this isn't over," said Campbell. 
 
That's when Campbell called police. They arrested Stewart on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Campbell said looking back she wishes the situation played out differently. 
 
"If you have a problem, come talk to us.  Let's not be toting guns and shoving guns.  Let's talk about things, let's be kind to one another," said Campbell.