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Security guard arrested for allegedly threatening pair with gun

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Joshua Eriel Rosario, 35, of Orlando, was arrested last night and charged with stalking and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

A Gainesville man reported to police in early June that Rosario threatened to shoot him in April. The man said that Rosario came to his residence in his security guard uniform, with a handgun in a holster in his duty belt, put his hand on the gun, and threatened to shoot him if he didn’t do everything Rosario told him to do. The man reported that Rosario had practiced “room clearing” drills in his presence, in which he “briefly” pointed his gun at him and others while sweeping the room. The man also said that Rosario would show up to his apartment and demand to enter with his hand resting on his gun.

The man’s roommate was formerly in a relationship with Rosario, but she told police that she broke it off at the end of April and told Rosario not to contact her. She said Rosario has been trying to contact her by phone, text, in person, and through family and friends, an average of 10 times a day since April, causing her distress.

A warrant for Rosario’s arrest was issued on June 9, and he was arrested yesterday. Rosario has been charged with stalking and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; he is being held on $75,000 bail.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Once again, a person with a gun displays it repeatedly in a threatening manner and gets a low bail.

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