White Man, 58, Who Was Dropping Off Mailers Is Charged with Assault After ‘Pointing a Gun at Black Homeowner Whom He Assumed to Be Trespassing’
Associated Press and James Gordon, Daily Mail, July 2, 2020
A white Florida realtor who pointed a gun at a black homeowner and accused him of stealing a flyer from his own mailbox has been charged with aggravated assault.
Joseph Max Fucheck, 58, made racist remarks to Dwayne Wynn, as he accused the victim of not living at the Miami-area home, and said ‘this is why you people get shot’.
He now faces felony charges of aggravated assault with a firearm with prejudice and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced Tuesday.
He’s being charged under the state’s hate crime law.
Wynn was speaking with a neighbor outside his home on June 14 when Fucheck drove by in an SUV, placed a flyer in the victim’s mailbox and drove away, investigators said.
Wynn walked across the street to see what had been left in his mailbox. The card was for Fucheck’s real estate business and read ‘We Buy Houses…CASH!’ and ‘We Buy Houses… FAST!’
He then walked back across the street to speak with his neighbor.
Soon afterwards, Fucheck drove back down the street, exited the SUV and began yelling obscenities at Wynn.
Fucheck accused Wynn of stealing the card, despite his insistence that it was his home and his own mailbox.
Officials said that Fucheck then pulled out a handgun and demanded the card back.
Wynn began to record the encounter with his cellphone camera.
Fucheck jumped out of his vehicle and began swearing at Wynn.
‘That’s not your property motherf*****! I saw you! I was down the street watching you! I saw you take that out of there. You’re just a motherf****** nosy neighbor! Give me my card, that’s my property!”
Fucheck can be heard on the video using racist slurs and claiming ‘this is why you people get shot’ before eventually driving away, authorities said.