A teacher in Florida was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly pulled out a gun because he was denied entry into a gated community.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened on early Sunday morning just before 3 a.m. when Devonta Gilmore, 31, attempted to enter a gated community in Davenport, Florida, to gather his girlfriend’s belongings but was told by a security guard he couldn’t enter because he wasn’t on the visitor list, according to FOX 35. Gilmore is a physical education teacher at Union Academy Magnet School, which did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Deputies said that Gilmore, after being denied entry at the first location, attempted to enter the community through a different entrance and was again not allowed to enter by a security guard.
Gilmore then became aggravated and told the officer “You want this smoke? You want this smoke? You wanna bump?,” deputies said.
Officials said that Gilmore then pulled out a gun on his waistband and showed it to the officer before fleeing the scene.
After law enforcement came to the scene, Gilmore returned to the area but drove off after seeing deputies. He was taken into custody after deputies found his car parked outside a Publix store, officials said.
In an interview with deputies, Gilmore reportedly admitted to pulling out the gun and telling a security officer “What, you want to bump?,” adding that the term meant physically fighting.
According to jail records, Gilmore was released after posting bond and was initially charged with aggravated assault on a security officer.