Pamiers: rifle in the car and in a state of intoxication he threatens more people with life in the bowling alley

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On March 19, a father threatened several people with his life while on Pamier’s bowling alley. He was drunk, had a shotgun in the car and a knife in his pocket. He was arraigned on Tuesday in the Foix Criminal Court.

“I remember the fear I felt,” prosecutor Olivier Mouysset said when he was charged. On Saturday, March 19, he was on duty at the prosecution when the Pamiers gendarmes were urgently called to the city’s bowling alley. The reason: a 39-year-old man, visible in rage, had made death threats against at least three people while carrying a firearm in his vehicle.

The public prosecutor feared the worst at this moment. But fortunately, from this whole story we will remember “more fear than harm”, the prosecutor sums up. For the threats are not translated into action and no damage is to be regretted. “Besides, no complaint has been filed,” Me Olivier Vercellone recalls as he defended his client.

Excessive jealousy

That Saturday, the day had started on a very banal tone. While David F. had found his brother for some work in his house, his daughter bowled for a friend’s birthday. The two brothers open a few beers for lunch, and the defendant consumes more than sense that afternoon, knowing that he has ended up on the road. In Pamiers, he plans to have another drink with his brother in a bar in the late afternoon, but plans change and he decides to go bowling to end the day with his daughter and partner, who were to pick her up after the birthday party. she participated in.

This is where the story runs out of hand. For it turns out that the girlfriend, whose birthday it is, is also the daughter of a man who had a romance with the defendant’s companion. On the spot, at the bowling alley, David F. finds neither his daughter nor his buddy, but ends up crossing paths with this “ex” towards whom he clearly feels jealous. “However, this story with your partner goes back fifteen years and you are still jealous?”, The president is surprised in court.

David F. remains silent. The result: an increasing tone, relieved on the defendant’s side by the alcohol circulating in his veins (0.94 mg per liter of exhaled air according to the test performed after the arrest). The first threats merge. The defendant is being evacuated from the bowling alley by the staff. In the parking lot, several witnesses saw him get into his car. He seems to be walking, and then he finally returns. In his vehicle, they see a weapon, a rifle. The death threats continue, against the “ex”, but also against the employee who intervenes.

Impeccable profile

“Fortunately, at no point was the weapon taken out of the car, or physically waved as a threat, the prosecutor notes. Otherwise, you would not be here, you would have been the subject of an immediate appearance.” The police are being called. The intervention then takes place “without problem, without insult, without violence”, the defense lawyer emphasizes. So much the better, because in the pockets of David F., the authorities find a knife.

Many elements of this file suggest that this late afternoon could have taken a much more dramatic turn. It has not happened. With a clear criminal record of the smallest fine, perfectly integrated socially, with a job, two children and a companion with whom he is still in contact, the profile of the accused pleads in his favor. As well as the follow-up steps he took after this incident (addiction doctor, psychologist, etc.).

Thus, the prosecution only requires a conditional conditional sentence when Me Vercellone confirms that the simple conviction is sufficient for punishment. The court chose to sentence him to 10 months probation, and deprived him of the right to carry or possess a weapon for 3 years.

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