Man who pulled gun on landscaper gets more than 4 years

July 3, 2019 GMT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who pulled a gun on a landscaper he blamed for blowing debris into his car has been sentenced to nearly 4 1/2 years in prison.

Federal prosecutors say 24-year-old Franklin Laras, of Lawrence, was sentenced this week after pleading guilty in March to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Because he was a previously convicted of a crime, he was not allowed to have a gun.

Police responded to a Lawrence restaurant last August after getting a call from a landscaper working there who said someone in a car in the drive-thru confronted him for blowing debris into the car. The landscaper apologized, but Laras pulled a gun from his waistband. A woman in the car pushed Laras back in the vehicle and they off.