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Man arrested for threatening couple with gun over missing fan part

(Courtesy of Bexar County Jail)
(Courtesy of Bexar County Jail)
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SAN ANTONIO - A man threatened to kill someone he met on social media after purchasing a fan with a missing part at Exxon, police say.

David Cortez, 68, was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to police documents, on Aug. 27, Cortez met with the victim at Exxon to purchase a fan. Cortez later called the victim upset about a missing part.

When they met back at the Exxon, investigators say things escalated and Cortez pulled out a gun threatening to shoot the victim and his wife.

Police say Cortez fled the scene.

According to police, officials identified Cortez after watching surveillance footage.

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