Man taken into custody after barricading himself inside San Carlos Park home

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David Auger. Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office

The man who barricaded himself inside his San Carlos Park home has been taken into custody on Monday.

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno says the incident began after they received a report of David Auger, 63, standing naked in his yard around 1 p.m.

“He was outside, naked, exposing the shacks, sexual organs, patrol district deputies pull up, they engage him, they began talking to him,” Marceno says. “He armed himself with a knife and a screwdriver.”

According to Marceno, Auger grabbed a large kitchen knife and began to move toward a deputy behind the home, and threatened to kill them.

“As he exits the back, he grabs a large kitchen knife, he picks it up, he starts going towards our deputy approximately 20 feet or less,” Marceno said. “And he says he’s going to kill one of our deputies.”

While being taken into custody, Marceno says Auger told deputies that he spent 50 years as a gang member and was proud of it, as well as his time with pagans.

The home that Auger barricaded himself in is on one of San Carlos Park’s busiest roads and has garnered a lot of attention lately. The home on San Carlos Boulevard has a couch, chairs, grill, a mattress, lamps, and more, which have been piling up outside the front lawn.

WINK News first reported on the home on Friday, as it has been receiving complaints about the nuisance trash.

A spokeswoman for Lee County said: “There is a new open violation record for nuisance accumulation (VIO2022-02640). Pursuant to Ordinance 93-39, the county must provide proper notice, which we have done, and the county has to give a period of time to abate the violation. A Certified Notice of Violation was sent May 2, identifying a time period of 15 days to abate. The county will then have to conduct a re-inspection prior to taking any further action.”

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno held a press conference on the incident. You can watch a replay of that from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page by clicking here or in the player below.

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