Andrew Marquis Wallace, a 21-year-old, was arrested on Sunday following reports that he had threatened to shoot people at Florida’s Seminole Casino Hotel bar. According to WBBH, a bartender had cut off Wallace, who appeared to be intoxicated, from consuming any alcoholic drinks. In response, Wallace declared that he was off to his vehicle to fetch a firearm.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was alerted of the threat, and Wallace was pulled over in his car before he drove away. At first, he denied having any firearms with him, but upon being handcuffed, he admitted to having a gun underneath the driver’s seat. Upon inspection, the police found a loaded firearm with a laser sight and 15.9 grams of suspected marijuana in the car. He was booked at the Collier County Jail for possession of marijuana and simple assault.
In a separate incident, two women, both aged 21, were involved in a fight outside Pennsylvania’s Presque Isle Downs & Casino in the early hours of Saturday. The altercation took place in the casino’s parking lot and one of the suspects used mace on the other woman’s face. The former received medical attention from EMTs of the Perry Highway Hose Company and was charged with harassment. The reasons behind the quarrel are not known.
Lastly, Samuel Cooper, 43, of Philadelphia was indicted last week for an attack he had committed on an elderly woman on Atlantic City’s boardwalk. On January 6, Cooper had struck the 67-year-old victim on the head with a brick wrapped in a t-shirt, for which he was indicted for first-degree attempted murder and other charges. Cooper was also charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons not to possess weapons.The woman was treated for bleeding on her head at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus. Both Cooper and the victim were strangers to each other prior to the incident.