Sunrise Officer Arrested On Aggravated Assault Charges

DAVIE (CBS4) – A Sunrise police officer has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

Officer Milton Plante, 45, was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 13th after Davie police say he went on a violent rampage at a Davie gas station.

Plante was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly slashed three car tires and waved a knife at two men at a gas station located on the 3300 block of University Drive.

Witnesses told police they saw Plante slash the tires of a car belonging to a gas station attendant. Then, he reportedly threatened to kill one man and swung his knife at him.

Another man said Plante screamed obscenities and waved his knife when the man asked Plante what he was doing. The man said he felt threatened and shoved Plante, who stumbled and fell face-first to the ground. The man was able to take Plante’s knife away, then called police.

Plante posted bond but declined to comment at his Lauderhill home to CBS 4 News.

However neighbors say he isn’t known for being hot headed.

“I can’t judge him but I can tell you he is a very nice man,” commented one neighbor who has known Plante for several years.

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