On Sunday, August 14th, 61-year-old George Meyer pointed a gun at martial arts instructor Christopher Lasala in an attempt to prove guns were better than learning self-defense, George told Christopher “martial arts are crap”.
Grace Christian Academy, located in Port St Lucie, Florida, was holding an open day for prospective students. Christopher was discussing an after school class that he will be starting where he will teach students self-defense. During the session, Christopher told the visitor that he didn't believe that guns were the best forms of self-defense ass they can be easily disarmed.
George irritated at Christopher's remarks, stood up and told him “martial arts are crap”, he walked towards the instructor pulled out a semi automatic .32-caliber black Beretta and "bang, you're dead,". Christopher affirmed to George that he wasn't, in fact, dead, George replied, “No, you’re dead. My gun is locked and loaded,”.
Christopher left the room to alleviate George's anger, soon after George put away his gun and left too.
George Meyers was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, and multiple gun related charges, he was taken to St. Lucie County Jail and was released after posting his bond on Monday.
The same day he returned to the school, the school was put on lock down because of his appearance, the police were called. The police told Meyers that if he returned he will be arrested for trespassing.