Deltona man points AK-47 at neighbor after driving complaint, deputies say

Cops say man was upset over being confronted about speeding

Published On: May 07 2013 06:12:55 PM EDT   Updated On: May 07 2013 06:26:48 PM EDT
Rodney Selvin
DELTONA, Fla. -

A Deltona man has been arrested after Volusia County Sheriff's deputies say he pulled a AK-47 on his neighbor, who was upset over his driving.

Rodney Selvin, 21, was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, after deputies say he pulled an AK-47 on his neighbor Sunday night.

"He cocked the gun and was pointing at me, while I was driving away," said Phillip Wilson.

Wilson told Local 6 he was walking his dog through the neighborhood on Sunday night, when Selvin came speeding through, almost hitting him and his children.

"They damn near ran us over with the dog, and it scared the hell out of me, made me so mad I had to figure out who it was," he said to a 911 operator.

Wilson and his wife went driving through the neighborhood looking for the speeding car, according to deputies. It was parked at the home on Blythe Avenue in Deltona and Selvin was in the garage, according to deputies.

The two men argued, and according to deputies, Selvin went into the home and grabbed a loaded AK-47 and pointed it at Wilson, who drove away and called 911.

Neighbors told Local 6 speeding is a big problem in the neighborhood but deputies say neighbors shouldn't take matters into their own hands.

"If you just want to report where the vehicle went to, that's fine, but as far as going to the property, talking to them, we'd ask you to just leave that to the professionals that are trained to do those things," said Brandon Haught of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson.

Selvin told deputies he went inside and got the gun because he was angry that someone showed up to his house screaming about his driving, but Selvin says he never pointed the gun at anyone.