Naples man accused of drunkenly firing rifle in luxury hotel

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Garrett Farlander. Photo via the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

NAPLES, Fla. A 21-year-old man is accused of firing a semi-automatic rifle in the Naples Grande Beach Resort, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies responded to the hotel Friday around 1:51 a.m. after several guests reported hearing gunshots from one of the balconies.

Upon arrival, security pointed out Garrett Farlander, of 104th Ave. in Naples, sitting outside of the front lobby of the hotel, according to the sheriff’s office. When deputies approached Farlander, he denied having a firearm and was slurring his words.

Farlander was later evicted from the hotel.

While securing his room, employees found 171 rounds of 5.56/2.23 caliber ammunition loaded in six 30-round magazines in the safe, deputies said. Hotel security eventually found Farlander’s M&P-15 semi-automatic assault rifle hidden under the box spring.

No injuries were reported.

Farlander is in custody facing charges of disorderly intoxication, discharging a firearm in public and using firearm under the influence of alcohol.

No bond has been yet.


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