Anti-masker pulls gun in Florida Walmart and threatens shopper’s life — but won’t face charges

A man who drew his firearm and threatened the life of a fellow store customer during a dispute over masks will not face charges, according to a report from the Palm Beach Post.

The incident happened at a Walmart in Royal Palm Beach on July 12, and 28-year-old Vincent Scavetta was arrested on July 22. Scavetta brandished his firearm at another shopper who asked him to wear a face mask. After his arrest, Scavetta faced charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and improper exhibition of a firearm.

The State Attorney’s Office said the decision not to file charges was made in light of more evidence, including “a more complete video.”

Florida’s stand-your-ground law states that a person can use force if “he or she reasonably believes that using or threatening to use such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony.”

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.