WESH veteran reporter Claire Metz had quite the scare on Tuesday. Metz approached the home of a 911 operator, who was suspended because of the way she handled a call, in which the caller ended up dying. When Metz knocked on the woman’s door, the door opened and the woman put a gun in Metz’s face. Metz stated that she approached the home alone, while her photographer stayed in the station vehicle.
Metz said (in the video report HERE): “When she opened the door, she had a gun in her arm and she pointed it right at my head. The incident on Jungle Farm road was frightening for me; I will admit it. The gun was no more than a foot or two away from my head and Justice (the woman) held it on me until I backed away to our truck. My collegue took a picture of the woman holding the gun (right) and only then lowed it to her side. But I’m sure this incident was just as disturbing for her.”
Volusia County Sheriff told Metz that the woman was overly distraught about the death of the 911 caller and over the recent media attention that she has garnered. The woman with the gun was arrested and charges are pending. No one was hurt during the confrontation.