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Snow-blower threatened with gun

Police say Eddie Simmons, 26, of Bensalem, allegedly pulled a gun on a man using a snow-blower to remove snow at Simmons' apartment complex this morning, because Simmons thought the plower was blowing snow at his car.

Snow-blower threatened with gun

Remember those Eagles fans who pegged Santa with some snowballs? There's a grinch up in Bensalem that could use some snow-pelting.

Police say Eddie Simmons, 26, of the 1300 block of Neshaminy Valley Drive, grew enraged at a man using a snow-blower to remove snow at Simmons' apartment complex this morning, accusing him of blowing snow at his car. When the plower, a subcontractor working for the apartment complex to clear its lots and walks, responded that he wasn't plowing in Simmons' car, Simmons allegedly threatened him, saying: "Somebody better move the snow, or somebody is going to get shot." Simmons then allegedly pulled a 9-mm semi-automatic handgun from his pocket and shoved it into the snow-plower's cheek, according to Bensalem police. He then returned to his apartment.

The snow-plower alerted police, who arrested Simmons and charged him with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and related offenses. He will be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. today. 

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