Fredericksburg man arrested for allegedly pointing his finger at two detectives
A threatening finger point landed a father in jail.
The Fredericksburg man says he didn't point his finger at police officers, but he still faces two felony charges.
David Loveless is accused of pointing his finger like a gun at two Fredricksburg detectives. Tuesday night police arrested and handcuffed him and drove him off to jail.
He says he never pointed his finger at anyone.
"He made a gesture with his hand," says Natatia Bledsoe, a spokesperson for the Fredricksburg Police.
"I don't see how I was pointing my finger," Loveless tells ABC7. " If anything I was reaching into my pocket to get a pack of cigarettes. If that's what they saw, they have a vivid imagination."
Loveless faces two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer by way of intimidation and two counts of obstruction of justice.
Police say he was overheard threatening the detectives -- who testified in court against his son in a robbery case.
"When I said 'that's a lie,' the lawyer turned around and said shut up," Loveless says.
Loveless lives with his 87-year-old mother, Dee Oliff, who says her son has no criminal record and has never been arrested.
"I haven't been able to sleep or eat this morning," Oliff says. "Yes. I'm upset."
Asked if it could be a case of miscommunication, Bledsoe says, "There were witnesses at the courthouse. We'll have to see this taken care of in court."