POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A central Florida man faces a host of charges after deputies accused him of shooting towards two people and pointed a rifle and laser at a sheriff’s helicopter Saturday night.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Kenneth Massey, 48, was arrested near Avon Park.
In a tweet, the sheriff’s office said Massey told detectives that he did everything because he was “being stupid.”
Massey faced two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful use of a laser device and discharging a weapon under the influence of alcohol.
Records showed Massey remained in the Polk County Jail as of Monday.
Sat. night (11/5) near Avon Park, #PCSO deps arrested Kenneth Massey after he shot toward two people and then pointed a rifle and laser at deputies in a PCSO helicopter. Kenneth told detectives he did it because he was "being stupid."— Polk County Sheriff 🚔 Grady Judd (@PolkCoSheriff) November 7, 2022
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