Australian Cop Given 100 Hours Of Community Service For Pulling Gun On Officer Who Threatened To Spoil 'Top Gun: Maverick'

Tom Cruise flying a plane in Top Gun: Maverick
Tom Cruise flying a plane in Top Gun: Maverick

Australian police officer Dominic Gaynor has pleaded guilty to “carrying a firearm with disregard” and was sentenced to 100 hours of community service after he pulled a gun on a fellow officer who threatened to spoil Top Gun: Maverick for him, Variety reports. It doesn’t sound like Gaynor actually intended to shoot the other officer, Morgan Royston, but at the same time, pulling out a gun, even as a joke, is no laughing matter. From Variety:

The court documents reveal that Royston told Gaynor, “I’ll spoil it for you.” Gaynor responded by telling Royston, “Don’t spoil the movie” and “I’ll shoot you.” He proceeded to take his glock [sic] out of his holster and “held it stationary for five seconds” while pointing it at Royston. Gaynor was allegedly laughing during the incident and his “finger was on the receiver and not the trigger.” His lawyer described the incident as “a case where the skylarking and tomfoolery in an employment context has gone awry.”

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