(NEWS4JAX) — LAKE CITY, Fla. – A masked gunman who attempted to rob a group of women inside a Lake City home Friday night may have got more than he bargained for.
Lake City police say Derek Lee, 24, entered a house on Lakeview Avenue where the homeowner had 14 women over for a jewelry party. Police say Lee was wearing a dark ski cap on his head along with a bandana across his face. He allegedly showed a gun and ordered the women to hand over their money and phones.
Columbia County Sheriff’s Office booking photo of Derek Lee One woman who thought it was a party gag pushed his hand aside while laughing saying, “It’s only a water gun.” Police say Lee held the gun to that woman’s head and said, “I’m not joking, I’m going to shoot someone, give me your money.”