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Drunk corrections officer holds wrong man at gunpoint after altercation on street

By Mason White 11:49 AM October 7, 2015
Parker Jason Henry 

By: Chan Yuan
A man was horrified when an officer stopped and held him at gunpoint for no reason.

The Florida corrections officer was arrested after holding the man at gunpoint when his car had broken down on the side of the road.

Martin County Sheriff’s corrections officer Parker Jason Henry told police that he suspected the man on the side of the road acted as a lookout for a group of people who had an altercation earlier that afternoon.

However, it turned out that the victim, Emmanuel Leconte, was not the man he was looking for.

The incident took place on Saturday night in Port St. Lucie, when Leconte was heading home to his mother and his car overheated.

He stopped at the side of the road before Henry pulled over and held him at gunpoint. According to Leconte, Henry pointed a gun at him, and told him to get out of the vehicle and get on the ground.

Leconte said that he became extremely fearful because he thought he was going to get shot, robbed or hijacked as Henry did not identify himself as an officer and he was wearing plain clothes.

Leconte managed to call police. Port St. Lucie police officers found that Henry was drunk. Henry also admitted having several beers, according to police.

The corrections officer admitted that he was not been trained to work as a police officer and said that he did not know what to do after Leconte did not follow his orders so he activated his laser on the gun and pointed it at the victim.

Henry was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment.