Carlos Fetituuaki Tuifua
A Pensacola man has been arrested after allegedly pointing a toy gun at an Escambia County deputy, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
At about 4 p.m. Thursday, a deputy in an unmarked car was driving on 12th Avenue. A passing motorist in a white vehicle, later identified as 22-year-old Carlos Fetituuaki Tuifua, allegedly pointed what appeared to be a firearm out of his open car window and yelled at the deputy, according to the report.
The deputy was able to obtain the vehicle’s tag number, and patrol deputies and investigators used the information to locate Tuifua’s residence. The white vehicle was found in the driveway, and Tuifua reportedly admitted to deputies that he was the one who pointed the toy gun.
According to a Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, the “weapon” was a small, black dart handgun. It did not have the orange tip often used to indicate a gun is a replica.
While deputies were at the residence, another individual, 19-year-old Tevita Tuifua, allegedly refused to follow orders and attempted to obstruct the investigation.
Carlos Tuifua, who did not have a driver’s license, was charged with driving without a license and aggravated assault. He has since been released from Escambia County Jail on $6,000 bond.
Tevita Tuifua was arrested and charged with resisting an officer without violence. He was released on $1,000 bond.