Jupiter man arrested after egg prank goes awry

Posted at 11:22 AM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 11:22:21-04

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A Palm Beach County man faces aggravated assault charges after an apparent prank involving four teenage boys went awry.

The Palm Beach Post reports 26-year-old Ignacio J. Garcia called Jupiter police Sunday after the teens tossed an egg into his pickup truck.

A police report states Garcia then followed the teens to Interstate 95. The teens told investigators that Garcia pointed a gun at them and threatened to shoot.

Police stopped both vehicles and initially handcuffed the teens — ages 15 and 16. They were released when police found no "permanent damage" to Garcia's truck.

But Garcia insisted police contact their parents, who told investigators the man had pulled a gun on their sons.

Garcia was released from Jail Tuesday. Records don't say whether he has a lawyer.