On Wednesday, February 20th Osceola County Sheriff deputies responded to the Osceola County Tax Collector’s Office located at 2501 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy in Kissimmee in reference to trespassing an individual. When the deputies arrived they learned that 37-year-old Shawn Foster Sample had asked to speak to a supervisor at the Tax Collector’s Office and told the clerk who was assisting him, “I have a gun in my backpack, so you’re gonna help me! Time is ticking… Tick tock.” As Sample made this threat, he began moving his backpack as if he was going to remove an item from within it.

When questioned by Osceola County Sheriff deputies Sample admitted that he had made the threats, but no gun was found on him. Sample was arrested and booked into the Osceola County Jail for Threats to a Public Servant and Aggravated Assault.

Positively Osceola encourage anyone with information concerning any threat to public safety to please call the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-1100, St. Cloud Police Department at (407) 891-6700, Kissimmee Police Department at (407) 846-3333, or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, where information leading to a felony arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 dollars. https://crimeline.org/