Felon Arrested For Pointing Gun at Woman Outside Coral Springs Publix

Felon Arrested For Pointing Gun at Woman Outside Coral Springs Publix

Christopher Isaacs

By Kevin Deutsch

Police arrested a Coral Springs man who pulled a gun on a woman in a Publix parking lot, threatening to shoot her after nearly running over her and her child, authorities said.

Christopher Isaacs, 37, was reversing from a parking spot outside the Publix at 2201 N. University Dr. on May 4 when he nearly struck the mother and child, according to court records.

The mother got upset, and the two argued, leading Isaacs — at the wheel of a gray Infiniti SUV — to pull a gun from a black bag and threaten to shoot her, records show.

The woman “feared that the defendant would shoot her and her child,” Coral Springs Police wrote in an arrest affidavit.

The gun-wielding man drove away, but not before the woman took video and several photos of the fleeing SUV.

According to the affidavit, police also obtained surveillance video from Publix, including footage showing the assailant buying ice cream cake at the customer service desk.

Police said they used surveillance footage to identify Isaacs, who the victim later identified in a photo line-up.

More than two months later, on July 23, Coral Springs Police patrolling the 2500 block of Riverside Drive spotted Isaacs getting into the same gray SUV, driven by another man.

Knowing Isaacs had an outstanding warrant, police tried to pull over the SUV, at which point Isaacs got out and took off running, records show.

An officer twice tried to stun Isaacs with his Taser during a foot chase, but the probes did not connect, police said.

Isaacs threw a black shoulder bag he was carrying into a nearby canal, then entered an apartment building. He was later arrested there, police said.

Felon Arrested For Pointing Gun at Woman Outside Coral Springs Publix

Christopher Isaacs

Police divers found Isaac’s bag in the canal, records show. Among its contents, according to police:  14 oxycodone pills and a silver and black Taurus .40 caliber pistol, equipped with a rail-mounted tactical light. The gun held 13 rounds in its magazine and one in the chamber, police said.

Isaacs did not have a valid permit to carry the gun, records show.

Police charged Isaacs with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of oxycodone, obstructing a police officer without violence, and tampering with evidence.

Isaacs has a 2013 conviction for attempted second-degree murder, police said.

Records show he posted $23,100 in bond July 27 and was released from the BSO Main Jail.

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Kevin Deutsch

Kevin Deutsch
Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.

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