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A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN WAS ARRESTED TUESDAY AFTER ALLEGEDLY POINTING A GUN AT TWO TEENS.  DEPUTIES GOT TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT STORIES FROM THE TEENS AND 48 YEAR OLD WILLIAM CRAWFORD.  CRAWFORD TOLD THEM HE WAS POLICING HIS NEIGHBORHOOD WHEN THE TEENS APPROACHED HIM.  THE TEENS SAID THEY HAD JUST LEFT A PARTY NEAR LEGGETT CIRCLE WHEN A MOTORIST, LATER IDENTIFIED AS CRAWFORD, PULLED UP NEAR THEIR VEHICLE AND SHINED A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW.  AS THE TEENS EXITED THEIR TRUCK TO TALK TO CRAWFORD, HE ALLEGEDLY POINTED A PISTOL AT THEM, THREATENING THEM TO LEAVE OR HE WOULD SHOOT.  DEPUTIES FOUND SEVERAL LOADED FIREARMS INSIDE CRAWFORD’S VEHICLE, AND HE TOLD THEM HE FELT HE NEEDED TO POLICE HIS NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER HIS HOME WAS BURGLARIZED THREE MONTHS EARLIER.  CRAWFORD WAS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON.  HE POSTED BOND AND WAS RELEASED.