A Florida man is accused of pointing a gun at a nurse and safety guard final Friday after he was denied entry right into a hospital to see his spouse attributable to COVID-19 customer restrictions, based on a report.
Eric Reitz, 57, was arrested that afternoon and stays in custody. He initially received in an altercation with the guard as a result of visitation coverage at Santa Rosa Medical Middle in Milton — the place his partner was a affected person, based on the Pensacola Information Journal.
When requested to depart twice by the guard, Reitz repeated “you will note,” earlier than he returned from his automobile with a shotgun, the arrest report said.
A nurse, who was standing subsequent to the guard, informed police he “racked” the weapon as if he was loading it and pointed it at them, the paper reported. Round that point, a safety guard informed a close-by affected person to get behind cowl.
After listening to police sirens within the distance, Reitz allegedly put the firearm again in his truck. Police stated they discovered a 12-gauge shotgun and a .22 caliber rifle in Reitz’s automobile, based on the Pensacola Information Journal.
The arrest report stated a bullet was within the chamber of the rifle, however the shotgun wasn’t loaded.
Reitz was charged with aggravated assault and booked into the Santa Rosa County Jail at 3:27 pm, based on jail data. His bond was set at $20,000. It’s unclear if he has an lawyer.