Deputies arrest Big Pine man for gun threats

A fight last Wednesday led to the arrest of a Big Pine Key man for threatening another man with a shotgun.

The victim, who lives on Oleander Boulevard on Big Pine Key, told Deputy Lazaro Valdes he and his neighbor got into a fight at about 2 p.m. He said the neighbor, later identified as Robert Drobil, was intoxicated and threatened to kill him. He said Drobil left and went back to his residence, but returned a short time later carrying a shotgun.

Drobil allegedly pointed the shotgun at the victim and again told him he was going to kill him. The victim ran, but was chased by Drobil. The two struggled and the victim got the shotgun away from him. The victim’s brother was there and took custody of the gun as the other two men fought, breaking a flat screen television during the struggle.

The fight ended. The victim said he returned the gun to the suspect and the suspect left. Deputies responded and found the suspect walking his dog. He denied having a firearm, or using it to threaten his neighbor. A shotgun like the one described by the victim was found in Drobil’s residence.

Drobil was arrested. He was charged with aggravated assault, improper exhibition of a firearm and burglary with battery on the occupant. He was booked into jail.

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