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A Florida man attempting to make good on a threat to kill his girlfriend was thwarted by police who caught him chasing her with a loaded gun, authorities alleged.
Body camera footage from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office caught the terrifying ordeal from Saturday — when deputies pulled up in the nick of time.
That’s when they found Aaron Thayer, 39, allegedly pointing a loaded gun at his estranged girlfriend while chasing her out of her home.
The footage shows the deputies springing into action while telling the victim to stay put near their patrol cars — and giving chase to Thayer before Tasing him and ordering him to put his hands behind his back.
“He’s got a f–king gun!” one of the deputies yells as she tried to slap handcuffs on Thayer.
Police also recovered a knife on the uncooperative suspect, footage shows.
“So where do I go from here, man?” Thayer is heard asking the deputies, as they bring him into custody.
“To jail,” the officer replies.
“For, for-for real? To jail? For what?”
“Threats to kill.”
“Pfffft! Wow! Unreal.”
“No, it’s very real,” the deputy said.
Thayer had installed surveillance cameras in the woman’s home, and sent her graphic text messages about his intent to kill her, the victim told police.
Before the faceoff with deputies, he had driven from Connecticut with the intent of following through on his threat, officials said.
When he finally arrived, he broke in through the back door with a tire iron, stole a gun and $400 from the victim and threatened to kill her.
Nearby deputies were monitoring the situation, and responded before the woman was harmed, police said.
“This guy told the victim he was going to kill her and less than 24-hours later he had driven all night and was at her door to kill her,” Sheriff Rick Staly said.
“I am so thankful that my deputies were able to intercept this guy and used their training, tactics and de-escalation techniques before he was able to hurt anyone.”
Thayer was charged with attempted murder, written threats to kill, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and resisting arrest.
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