Florida Keys

Man on kayak threatens to shoot people on boat with spear gun

A Keys man on a kayak is accused of threatening to shoot a family on a boat with a spear gun.

Monroe County deputies, with help from the Coast Guard, were called to the waterfront confrontation after 9 Sunday night at Boot Key Harbor.

“When they arrived at Fisherman’s Point, they could hear yelling and screaming from vessels in the harbor,” said sheriff’s spokeswoman Becky Herrin.

Randy Sharp, 53, of Marathon was charged with aggravated assault, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.

In his kayak, Sharp was circling a boat with a man, woman and child aboard, “threatening to shoot them with a spear gun,” Herrin said.

As he was being arrested, deputies found a spear gun in the cabin of his nearby boat.