CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

Public Affairs Office

1100 Cultural Park Blvd

Cape Coral, FL 33990

239-574-0642

Cape Police Arrest Homeowner for Threatening Century Link Workers with a Gun

(August 7, 2012)- On Monday August 6th Cape Coral Police arrested Robert Anthony Pagano on two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm for threatening two Century Link employees who had knocked on his door to advise him that they would be working in the area.

Cape Coral Police were called to 315 SE 22nd Terrace at 10:30am by the two employees who told officers that they had knocked on Pagano's door to inform him that they would be on his property along with his neighbors' property to repair some phone lines.

There was no answer at Pagano's door and the workers walked to the driveway across the street and began discussing their plan to begin the repairs when they say Pagano emerge from his home pointing a handgun at them. Pagano pointed the gun at the workers with his finger on the trigger and was shouting threats to the workers.

Officers arrived and detained Pagano for questioning. When questioned initially, Pagano told officers that he did not walk outside with his gun but later changed his story and admitted that he did indeed walk outside armed with his .38 revolver.

Pagano was arrested on the charges and taken to the Lee County Jail where he remains without bond.

"This was a scary situation for these workers and the surrounding neighbors. Thankfully they were able to quickly call the police and a tragedy was averted"-Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.

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Robert Anthony Pagano 12/2/61

315 SE 22nd Terrace

Cape Coral, FL 33990