Article Courtesy of FOX NEWS
By Valerie Boey
Published May 18, 2019
OVIEDO - A woman in Oviedo, Florida says the city's mayor, who lives a few doors
down from her, is getting special treatment from police, after she filed a
complaint against him.
Jennifer Bain says she filed a report
against Mayor Dominic Persampiere, saying he threatened her
and her husband. She also gave police some video of the
mayor standing across the street from their home yelling.
"I did go to the police station today...made a report,
because he's bashing me on social media. There's nothing
they can do," said Jennifer Bain.
In the video, you hear a man Bain identifies as Persampiere
shouting, "You ever talk to my kid like that again, I'll get
my gun. I'll come over there and I'll [expletive] kill
you...take my picture, here I am, record this. She lost her
damn cat. Go ahead put it on Facebook you're both
Officers did not file any charges, saying the threat was conditional --
based upon further harassment of the Persampierer's daughter -- and because
Persampiere did not possess a firearm at the time.
Bain said it all started on Monday, when she saw the mayor's daughter
raising her phone outside their home. She thought it was connected to an HOA
dispute about her new shed.
"I thought she was taking pictures of my house. My husband yelled over like
it says in the police report, 'Please don't take pictures of my house or
come on my property.'"
Mayor Persampiere released this statement:
"When my daughter was verbally assaulted while looking for her lost cat and
then threatened with a K9 trained German shepard, I went into "Protective
dad" mode. For many years, this family has antagonized and threatened my
wife in her role as HOA president. I will not accept them doing the same to
Bain says, "I don't know why he's threatening to kill me. I'm kinda scared.
I'm gonna have to file a restraining order because this man is posting
things on social media about my dog and how much of a threat my dog is, how
much of a threat we are and bad mouthing us."