Associated Press Release
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- A southwest Florida man faces charges after authorities say he poured gasoline near children lighting fireworks on the Fourth of July and pushed a man out of a wheelchair.
The Collier County Sheriff's Office reports that 72-year-old Richard D. Rice told deputies that his North Naples neighbors been lighting fireworks for two hours last Thursday and that the sound bothered his dogs.
Witnesses said Rice brought a container labeled "gas" from his home and poured it on the street, warning the children that setting off more firecrackers would lead to a fire.
When a man in a wheelchair approached Rice, the Naples Daily News (http://goo.gl/4LiL9) reports that Rice tipped the wheelchair over.
Rice was arrested and charged with abuse of an elderly or disabled adult without great harm. He was later released on $10,000 bail.
Information from: Naples (Fla.) Daily News, http://www.naplesnews.com
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