July 14--An Orlando security guard drew his gun last weekend after a mother spit in his face over a parking dispute, according to Orlando police.
The confrontation began about 1:30 a.m. Saturday when Alta Thweat parked in a no-parking zone to pick up her young children at Sky Pines Apartments on North Lane, a report stated.
After Steven Vincenty of Vanguard Security Services asked her to move, they began arguing and trading insults beginning with Thweat calling him a "wanna-be pig," the report stated.
It was the latest incident involving an armed security guard three of whom were arrested in recent months over firing their handguns in Orange County.
One remains held without bail charged with murder. Another faces lesser charges for wounding a woman by shooting her three times.
When Vincenty tried to block Thweat from leaving -- believing she had battered him by spitting -- he stepped in front of her vehicle as it began to move.
And he said she struck him with her car, which he pounded with his nightstick as she drove way.
"At one point Vincenty un-holstered his weapon, but did not point it at Thweat," police wrote, using information he provided. "Instead, he asked her to stop what she was doing and informed her that she was endangering her life and that of her children."
Thweat gave a different version, telling police he repeatedly jumped in front of her car and aimed his pistol at her and her 2- and 4-year-old children. "I was frightened," she said Monday in a telephone interview.
Vincenty could not be reached for comment.
Neither he nor Thweat, both 28, were arrested as he refused to press charges and she signed a form declining to prosecute, according to police. However, Thweat said Monday she wants him prosecuted.
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