A Florida man asked his arresting police officers one question about cold beer that caught everyone by surprise

Apr 25, 2024

There is an old saying that “no matter what life throws at you, a cold beer always helps.”

One man in Florida took this saying to heart.

And a Florida man asked his arresting police officers one question about cold beer that caught everyone by surprise.

On Tuesday, officers from the Port Orange Police Department responded to a call about a man threatening his neighbor with a firearm.

Once on the scene, the complaining neighbor told the police that a man drove by “telling me he was going to shoot me.”

Around the same time, he told the cops about the threat, a gunshot can be heard in the area on the officer’s bodycam. 

“You see what I mean?” the complaining neighbor said.

The police officers followed the sound of the gunshot and found their suspect, Brett McPeek, standing outside of his residence.

“That’s him,” a woman on the bodycam can be heard saying. “I’m telling you.” 

McPeek was wearing pink shorts, a black shirt, and rocking sunglasses at night.

The officer asked him if he had any firearms on him, and he said he did not, but that there were a few guns inside his home.

That is when the officer can be heard on the radio saying he “has two beers in his hand.”

But what McPeek said next caught everyone by surprise.

“These beers are cold, sir, and I wanna drink them,” McPeek said. “Come check me.”

“I got you, just for right now we’re just going to stay right here, alright,” the officer replied.

“I’m gonna drink a beer,” the man said, “is that cool?”

“I haven’t done nothin’ wrong,” the man told the cop who had his gun drawn.

“I want you to put your hands above your head for me,” the cop said.

“Why?” McPeek asked.

“Because right now we’re trying to figure out what’s going on, bud, ok,” the officer said to McPeek. “We want to make sure everybody’s safe, okay?”

McPeek eventually complied and was handcuffed by the officers.

He was booked into Volusia County Branch Jail for aggravated assault with a firearm and for using a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

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