Alleged Snow Blower Gunman Agrees to Deal

Alleged gunman agrees to plea deal: D.A.


The man accused of pulling a handgun on a worker using a snow blower to clear a Bensalem parking lot agreed to a plea deal Thursday.

Eddie Simmons agreed to plea to lesser charges in exchange for felony charges being dropped, the District Attorney's Office confirmed.

Police arrested the 26-year-old Bensalem man on aggravated assault charges last week after he allegedly shoved a 9 mm semi-automatic gun into the cheek of a man removing snow from his apartment complex.

The suspect thought the snow blower operator had blocked his car in, police say.

“I guess he took matters into his own hands and came out with a handgun and stuck it to the victim’s face and threatened him” said Sgt. Andrew Aninsman of Bensalem Police.

A subcontractor for an apartment complex on Neshaminy Valley Drive was removing snow with a snow blower when Simmons of the 1300 block of Neshaminy Valley Drive allegedly began arguing with the man.

That’s when things apparently got a little heated. And according to police, Simmons pulled out a black handgun, stuck it in the victim’s right cheek and said that "somebody better move the snow or somebody is going to get shot.”

Neighbors were stunned.  “It’s kinda scary being that I’m a mom and I have a family living here, so I’m not so thrilled about someone pulling a gun right in my neighborhood” said Kimberly Pearil.

No word on the exact punishment Simmons will receive.

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