Neighbor Rings Florida Family's Doorbell While Armed, Wearing Bulletproof Vest

He called Kevin Flaherty “strange" and added that his family has tried their best to avoid him.

Kevin Flaherty [Palm Beach Post / YouTube (screenshot)]

Kevin Flaherty [Palm Beach Post / YouTube (screenshot)]

Kevin Flaherty [Palm Beach Post / YouTube (screenshot)]

By: Catherine Townsend

BOCA RATON, FL — A Florida family has divulged terrifying details of what happened on the night that they confronted a neighbor who was armed with a rifle and wearing a bulletproof vest outside their home.

Tom D’Errico said he was on a business trip in California at the time he received a notification from his high-tech Ring doorbell that his neighbor Kevin Flaherty, 48, was armed — and outside his door.

Not being home, not being able to do anything, I felt like I was in the movie Taken, he told the Sun Sentinel.

His 17-year-old son Daniel D’Errico, who was home with his mother, Lea, and 12-year-old sister, Sara, at the time Flaherty approached, called 911.

In the YouTube video footage posted by the Palm Beach Post, Flaherty can be seen carrying what appears to be a gun. He is barefoot as he as he approaches the door and rings the bell.

Flaherty was arrested the next day and now faces three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, according to ABC News.

Tom D'Errico said that he was surprised when police initially told his family that there had been no threat and that no crime had occurred. He also claims that police did not arrive at the scene for 25 minutes.

He called his neighbor “strange" and added that his family has tried their best to avoid him.

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