OCALA, Fla. – A FedEx driver is accused of threatening an employee when he was unhappy with his vehicle, according to Ocala police.
Ocala police responded to a FedEx location Wednesday on 35th Avenue where a worker reported being threatened by an employee the previous day. According to the witness, she was threatened by Jean Roman Miranda, 25.
The witness manages a trucking company that is a subcontractor for FedEx and Miranda had been a driver for the company for about two months. She told police Miranda was “unhappy with his assigned truck” and said he was going to quit and leave it at a Wendy’s restaurant off Highway 484.
The witness and another driver went to retrieve the truck and a verbal argument led to Miranda stating that he would shoot her with his 9mm handgun, according to the report.
Police learned that later in the day the victim got a call from Miranda threatening to “put holes in the vehicle” and in a text message stated, “what would look better, me putting my 9mm in your face or me destroying your car?”
The witness did not want to press charges but FedEx security requested she report the incident to police.
After speaking with Miranda at his home in Altamonte Springs, police arrested him based on the existing evidence.
Miranda is charged with making a false report concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner.