DAYTONA BEACH SHORES — Snipers stood their post and a drone circled overhead while police shot tear gas late Monday afternoon into a beachside townhouse where an armed man had been barricaded all day.
Craig Trover didn’t leave his house but he was updating his Facebook page while police were urging him through a PA system to surrender his weapons and himself. Police convinced him to toss out an AR-15 rifle, and they, in turn, flew in their drone to deliver him a phone charger he had requested.
But Trover suspected a trap.
“I threw my only rifle out the window, and they put a phone charger right next to it,” Trover wrote on Facebook. “They wont pick up the rifle. They want me to get the charger so they can say I made a sudden move for it.”
Trover, whom police called suicidal, didn’t