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Neighborhood watch volunteers pull guns on Uber driver

  • Two Florida men are charged with aggravated assault after reportedly a gun on a lost Uber driver 
  • Dustyn Jenkins and  Micah Mercer claim they thought Uber Eats driver Roberto Augustin was a robber in their Delray Beach neighborhood
  • The two men allegedly pointed a gun at  Augustin’s head and Jenkin’s fired a shot into the air

Two Florida neighborhood watch volunteers are charged with aggravated assault after reportedly pulling a gun on an Uber driver they mistook as a burglar. 

Palm Beach County sheriff’s officials say driver Roberto Augustin, 32, made an Uber Eats delivery late last Saturday and got lost leaving the Country Club Acres neighborhood in Delray Beach. 

That’s when 36-year-old Dustyn Jenkins and 41-year-old Micah Mercer approached Augustin on a golf cart, drew weapons and Jenkins fired a warning shot.

Dustyn Jenkins (left) and Micah Mercer (right) both are charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly pulling a gun on an Uber driver w

The men confronted the Uber driver while on neighborhood watch in Delray Beach near Military Trail and south of Atlantic Avenue

The men confronted the Uber driver while on neighborhood watch in Delray Beach near Military Trail and south of Atlantic Avenue

Augustin told the Palm Beach Post he thought the shot flew past his ear and heard one of the men say: ‘Get out of the car, or we’re going to kill you.’

The Uber driver said Jenkins and Mercer pointed their guns at his head.

But the two men told detectives they thought Augustin was a burglar, he acted aggressively and they fired a shot to keep him from escaping.

Augustin, who is Haitian, said he thought the men were robbers.

He told the Post: ‘I was so scared. I didn’t know what they were after. I thought I was going to die.’

Jenkins and Mercer were charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and  were released on $3,000 bail. 

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