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Charges: Neighbor pulls gun on dad teaching daughter to ride bike

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A man is accused of pulling a gun on a neighbor who was teaching his 7-year-old daughter how to ride a bike in Rosemount.

Gary Drake, 61, is facing second-degree assault and terroristic threat charges after he pointed a shotgun at his neighbor and threatened to kill him on May 25, according to a criminal complaint.

The complaint says:

While a father was teaching his daughter how to ride a bike on the street outside of Drake's Daytona Way home, Drake began making comments about the father's tactics. The father told him, "I've got it." But Drake said, "If you don't like my advice, get off my street."

The father said Drake didn't own the street. Drake appeared to get angrier, and then went inside his home. As the father and daughter were making their way away from Drake's house, he came back outside with a shotgun and threatened to kill the father.

Drake's wife came outside and pulled the gun away and physically dragged Drake inside. Drake went outside again and told the father he was going to kill him.

When arresting officers told Drake his charges, he said, "Maybe next time I should have shot him." Drake admitted drinking all day, but he said that didn't influence his actions.

Drake's wife told police he pointed a gun at the man and she tried to stop him. She voluntarily gave Drake's shotgun to police, along with his rifle.

The father told FOX 9 that he's still shaken by the encounter. Neighbors were surprised that Drake, a well-known neighbor, had threatened someone with a gun, the news station reports.

The incident was one of a number recently in which a neighbor has threatened violence against another neighbor. In March, police said a Rosemount man pulled a gun on his neighbor after losing a game of cribbage. Peter Eldon Kvam, 60, was charged with second-degree assault and one count of terroristic threats.

Last week, a Carver County man was charged with attempted murder after he admitted to shooting at his neighbor and his 11-year-old son while they planted corn, police said.

Earlier in May, a long-simmering dispute between New Brighton neighbors turned deadly when a man shot and killed his neighbor, and injured his neighbor's girlfriend.

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