BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Daniel Eli Miller, 32, was arrested early this morning after allegedly displaying a gun to a bouncer who was trying to remove him from SIlver Q.
At about 1:39 a.m., a Gainesville Police Department officer responded to a report of a man threatening a bouncer with a gun at Silver Q, 225 W. University Avenue.
The bouncer was reportedly trying to remove Miller from the bar for his “improper behavior.” The bouncer reportedly asked Miller to leave multiple times, and Miller reportedly became argumentative and refused to leave. When the bouncer approached Miller to physically remove him, Miller allegedly pulled up his shirt and showed the bouncer a gun in a holster on his belt. The holster reportedly had a magnetic flap over the top, and Miller allegedly lifted the flap to show the bouncer the gun. The bouncer, who was able to describe the gun, told the officer that he was afraid Miller would shoot him if he continued to perform his job as security for the bar.
Miller reportedly has a valid concealed carry permit, but Florida statutes prohibit carrying a concealed weapon in a bar.
Post Miranda, Miller reportedly said he was in a verbal altercation with the bouncer because he did not understand why he was being kicked out. He reportedly admitted that he pulled up his shirt but said he did not show his gun to anyone.
The officer reported that Miller appeared to be intoxicated at the time of his arrest.
Miller has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a violation of concealed carry laws. He has one misdemeanor conviction for domestic stalking. Bail information is unavailable on weekends.
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