There's a saying: Never bring a knife to a gun fight. But you should bring clothes.
A Bay Point man was jailed early Tuesday for allegedly threatening his naked neighbor with a gun because he was ticked off about loud music.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says that around 1 a.m. on Palm Drive, deputies found Thomas Kerrigan, 21, pointing a loaded .44-caliber Taurus handgun at the naked 56-year-old neighbor, who was lying in the street.
Kerrigan told police he was angry because of the loud music. He said it wasn't uncommon but that this time, he'd had enough.
He heard the music as he walked down the street to pick up mail for another neighbor. Kerrigan reportedly walked back to his home, got the gun and went to the house from where the music was coming.
He "pounded" on the side of the house and the music player came out, in the buff, the Sheriff's Office says. "Kerrigan said he was startled and retreated into the street with the victim following. He said at one point, the victim came so close to him he had to push him away."
That's when Kerrigan reportedly had the man down onto the ground and yelled for his girlfriend to call the Sheriff's Office. When the officers arrived, they found Kerrigan still armed and standing over the neighbor.
There were "obvious signs" both men had been drinking alcohol, the Sheriff's Office said.
Kerrigan is charged with carrying a concealed firearm, a felony, and a misdemeanor count of improper exhibition of a firearm.
The name of the offending song that blasted wasn’t immediately known.