MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A South Florida man is in trouble with the law after yelling a racial slur and going on a rant while holding a gun.
It all happened in the West Little River neighborhood of northwest Miami-Dade County back on June 14.
According to homeowner Dewayne Wynn, he was talking to his neighbor when he saw an SUV pull up to his home and drop a flyer into his mailbox.
It is illegal to place items into someone else’s mailbox unless you are a postal worker.
When Wynn walked across the street to get the flier, he said he was confronted by a man who pulled a gun out on him and then began shouting homophobic and racial slurs.
Part of that rant was captured on cellphone video taken by Wynn.
The man seen in that video is 58-year-old Joseph Fucheck, who Local 10 News discovered is a real estate agent in North Miami Beach.
In that cellphone video, Fucheck can be heard telling Wynn it is not his home and he does not live there. All this while brandishing a handgun.
Fucheck goes on to say he was a former Navy Seal and a former member of the Hillsboro County SWAT Team. Local 10 is working to confirm that information.
Eventually Fucheck drives off, but not before Wynn said he yelled a racial slur.
The video was turned over to the state attorney’s office, and a warrant was issued for Fucheck’s arrest.
Police took him into custody at his North Miami Beach home on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm with prejudice and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
“This incident was about much, much more than the obnoxious behavior of an irate man arming himself and screaming at someone he did not know and had no reason to fear,” State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement. “With this arrest, we are alleging today that the incident was about hate and intimidation, pure and simple.”
Fucheck remains held without bond at the Turner Guildford Knight Correctional Center.