former Lake County police officer was arrested on charges of threatening to kill a group of bicyclists, WFTV learned.
Former Mascotte police officer, Richard Dillon, and a friend were driving in Howey-in-the-Hills last month, when they approached a trio of bicyclists along East Dewey Road.
An arrest report said Dillon threw something out of the window and then yelled at the cyclists to get out of the road.
The report said that one of the cyclists gave the men the middle finger. That’s when Dillon’s friend, Steven Nuzzo, slammed on the brakes, and the pair jumped out of the car, the arrest report stated.
“Mr. Dillon was accused of pulling a knife and threatening to cut them,” said Sgt. Jim Vachon, of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
The report said Dillon made a harsher threat: that he’d kill them. Nuzzo allegedly told them that he’d shoot them.