Elderly man accused of pulling gun on real estate agent




Posted on February 6, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 6 at 8:31 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- An elderly man was in court Thursday accused of pulling a gun on a Spokane real estate agent.

Patrick Porter, 74, told police he pulled the gun on the agent because she touched his property. Police said tire tracks prove otherwise.

The real estate agent said Porter pulled a gun on her completely unprovoked. Porter’s girlfriend said he is a good person and is not a threat to anyone.

Court documents said a real estate agent came to a North Spokane home near Porter’s to show it to some clients. The victim said Porter came out with a gun as she drove into his neighbor’s driveway.

Officers said Porter told them he pulled a gun on the victim when her car pulled slightly forward toward him. Court documents go on to say Porter could not immediately state why he thought the car was a threat to him when he exited his house with a pistol.

He later told police that he believed the victim drove onto his property but snow tracks told a different story.

Porter’s girlfriend witnessed the entire incident. She said she believes he did it to protect their property from possible burglars.

Spokane Police said no matter who was in the car Porter’s actions were inappropriate.

Authorities said Porter was arrested for assault. He was released from jail Thursday night.