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Bicycle-Riding Incident Gets Out of Hand

RENO, Nev. (CN) - An irate Nevadan stuck a gun in the mouth of a neighbor whose son used his driveway to turn around on his bicycle, the boy's father claims in court.

Daniel Stone, father of the bicycling boy, sued his neighbor James Penrod on Jan. 23 in Washoe County Court.

Stone claims that Penrod got angry when Stone's son briefly used the end of Penrod's driveway to turn around on his bicycle on Sept. 26, 2013.

Stone says Penrod chased the boy home, then came onto Stone's property "with a couple of friends and stated: 'There are no kids that live in this neighborhood, why are you here, you need to move or we will force you to move or you will end up in a body bag.'"

Stone says he told Penrod to leave his property, whereupon Penrod "pulled out a gun and backed plaintiff into his house." He claims that Penrod waved the gun around, pointed it at him and his son, and then "stuck the gun in plaintiff Daniel Stone's mouth" and threatened him.

He says neighbors across the street called police.

Stone says he suffered physical injury and suffers from post traumatic stress disorder due to the incident, causing him "some permanent disability." He claims he can't work and has lost money because of it.

He seeks damages for assault, and legal costs.

He is represented by Brian Kelly, who was not available for comment.

The Reno Police Department did not return a call seeking comment.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Department said it had no record arrest for Penrod.

Penrod could not be reached for comment.

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