Police Find GLOCK In Surgeon’s Car.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton resident John Baker, a surgeon, is facing an aggravated assault charge after allegedly pointing a gun at a young man looking for a parking space in the “Charleston” community.
Here is the complete narrative of the police report filed by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office:
On November 22, 2020, at approximately 8:47 p.m., Deputy Alves and I responded to 20598 Meeting Street in Unincorporated Boca Raton in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, Deputy Alves was found in contact with the complainant whom was accompanied by her daughter, and neighbor, John Baker, whom was found wearing blue hospital scrubs. Advising of a suspicious black BMW that appeared to have been following [the daughter] around her community — The Charleston — the complainant claims to have called her neighbor via phone in fear that she would need help.
In effort to assist, John Baker advised he drove his vehicle — a black Nissan GTR — to where the unknown occupant of the said BMW was. Advising that the BMW was found parked near the complainant’s grey Volvo. Inside the community on Broad Street, John Baker alleges he intentionally blocked the BMW’s path to confront the driver. Once advisory was given to cease his behavior, John claimed the driver departed the community Broad Street’s gated exit.
Upon completion of my interaction with all mentioned parties, allegations of an aggravated assault was dispatched via Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office dispatch detailing a subject matching John Baker’s description, occupying a black pickup truck. Noticing that the said pick-up truck was parked a few feet away from our location, I asked John if the vehicle was his, to which he replied “yes.” Inquiring further on the following dispatched call, I made subsequent contact with Mr. Nadeem Nabil Khalil, at his home on Rutledge Avenue, in the same community to discuss his allegation, leaving John Baker with Deputy Alves.
Once there, Nadeem recounted a terrifying encounter with a white male subject matching the exact description as John Baker. Nadeem alleges that while searching for a parking space inside the Charleston community, he was confronted by John Baker occupying the previously mentioned black pick-up truck.
Once there, Nadeem recounted a terrifying encounter with a white male subject matching the exact description as John Baker. Nadeem alleges that while searching for a parking space inside the Charleston community, he was confronted by John Baker occupying the previously mentioned black pick-up truck. Advising that his path was blocked for unknown reasons, he attempted to drive around the pick-up truck and away from the area as John ruled his window down t yell at him. Claiming to reverse the vehicle to conduct his escape, Nadeem alleges John exited his vehicle with a black handgun in a black holster, removed the firearm from its said holster, and pointed it at him.
It was at this time that Nadeem drove away in fear and called his father, Nabil Khalil, while outside the Charleston community before dialing 9-1-1. Once this information was obtained, I returned to where John was and conducted a follow up interview where in which he clarified that he was driving the previously mentioned truck. When asked, John confirmed that the truck may or may not have a firearm inside. Offering to display it to Deputy Alves and I, a GLOCK-17 was found holstered in a black carbon printed inside-waist band holster, inside the glove compartment of the vehicle.
A sworn statement was obtained from all parties involved. Miranda rights were read to the defendant John Baker on scene via recorded field interview. The mentioned firearm, its ammunition, and holster were impounded for evidence. The defendant was taken into custody on scene without incident.
John Baker, 55, of Meeting Street, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at 1:29 a.m on Monday. He was released on $5,000 bond around 2 p.m. The official charge, according to the jail: “Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill.”
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