West Boca Raton Man, Tired Of Waiting At HOA Gate, Threatens Driver With Knife
PBSO: Homeowner Arrested After Threatening Driver In Mission Bay.

Article Courtesy of  BocaNewsNow

By Staff Report

Published January 25, 2023


BOCA RATON — Waiting in line is often better than sitting in jail. That’s the message likely learned by Marcelo Loureiro.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says Loureiro was tired of waiting behind a truck as he tired to enter his community in Mission Bay. So he allegedly threatened the truck driver, in front of him, with a knife. PBSO shared with BocaNewsNow.com the following narrative of what allegedly happened on Saturday.

“PBSO Deputies responded to an armed disturbance call in reference to a delivery truck driver waiting to get into a gated community. The delivery truck driver was taking a long time to get into the development and holding up the suspect who was in a vehicle behind him. The suspect approached the victim and a discussion ensued. The suspect went back to his vehicle and returned with a knife. The suspect reached into the window armed with the knife and attempted to stab the driver. Suspect was found detained and arrested. Community video was obtained and showed the suspect with the knife. Targeted Violence Unit notified. Suspect stated he owns 7 firearms. A CAD premise request was completed on the residence.”

Loureiro was booked into the Palm Beach County jail and charged with burglary and aggravated assault with a weapon. He was later released on $15,000 bond. A court date is pending.

Marcelo Loureiro, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.