Man Allegedly Coughs on Arresting Deputies Caught on Camera
A Florida man, who threatened his mother with a butter knife, repeatedly coughed at deputies when they tried to arrest him.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said 46-year-old Brent Smith came home intoxicated Saturday evening and began arguing with his mother, who he lives with.
During the argument, police said Smith shoved his mom several times before grabbing a butter knife and telling her, “I will kill you!”
When deputies arrived at the home to arrest him, Smith made several additional threats. Bodycam footage shows him coughing and cursing at the deputies. He also “promised” to bash one of their heads in with a hammer, according to authorities.
Later from the backseat of a patrol car, Smith told a deputy: “I hope you die. I hope you catch corona. I hope the coronavirus, I hope it latches on to you.”
Smith is now facing a slew of charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery on a person 65 years or older, tampering with a witness, robbery by sudden snatching, grand theft, assault on a law enforcement officer, and corruption by threat against a public official.
He also violated probation on an original charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman, according to authorities.
Smith remains in the Volusia County Branch Jail with no bond.
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