Marathon man arrested for DUI, threatening to shoot patrons at bar, deputies say

(Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)

MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – A 38-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday after threatening to shoot patrons and employees at the Brass Monkey bar in the Florida Keys, authorities said.

According to witnesses and employees at the bar, Lyle Wesley Cameron, of Marathon, started to push patrons and break bottles before he was asked to leave.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Adam Linhardt said Cameron then threatened to get his gun and shoot everyone at the bar. He then slammed the door while making his exit, causing approximately $1,000 in damages to the door, Linhardt said.

Authorities said a deputy was called to the bar just before 1:40 a.m.

However, it was another responding deputy who recognized Cameron’s black pickup truck from previous encounters he had with law enforcement.

Authorities say Cameron has five previous DUIs with this instance being the third in a 10-year period.

Cameron was eventually stopped on U.S. 1, where he appeared heavily intoxicated and had trouble standing, deputies say. About 3.2 grams of marijuana were found in the pickup truck, but there were no weapons found, according to deputies.

Cameron was arrested on charges of DUI, DUI/third violation in 10 years, assault, criminal mischief and possession of marijuana.


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