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Man charged with threatening daughter with firearm


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BROOKSVILLE - A Brooksville man is faces charges of aggravated assault with a weapon without the intent to kill his daughter, deputies said.

Joseph Raymond Di Pippo, 72, of Montour Street, drove to his daughter's house Friday after she invited Di Pippo's other estranged daughter to her home to see some puppies, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

An arrest report says Di Pippo yelled for them to open the door, holding a firearm.

"Please don't do this," his daughter said, a deputy wrote in the report. "(Di Pippo) told her to get out of the way and let him in the residence. . When the victim refused to do so, due to being in fear for her sister's life, (Di Pippo) fired a shot in the air."

Those inside the home called 911 and Di Pippo drove his vehicle to the end of the driveway, blocking entry and exit to the property, deputies said.

A responding deputy asked Di Pippo the name of his estranged daughter, deputies said.

He called her an explicative and then said "I hope she dies," deputies said.

An 8-year-old child was present during the incident, the report states.

Di Pippo was being held at the Hernando County Jail without bond.

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