A Jupiter man was arrested Friday near a nightclub in Boca Raton after he allegedly fired shots from a moving car, according to an arrest report.
During questioning by police, the man said he fired his gun after his life was threatened while he and a friend were at the Blue Martini at 6000 W. Glades Road.
The report states that Matthew Macqueen Weber changed his story several times, blaming an unidentified “Muslim” and three “Trinidadians” among other groups for making him feel threatened.
Weber and his friend, August Wolf, were kicked out of the Blue Martini around 3:30 a.m. after they became involved in an altercation, the report said. Someone in the club told police that Weber had a weapon, but the claim was discounted.
But, the report said, Weber did have a gun. He used it to fire several shots from the passenger seat as he drove off with Wolf.
The vehicle was stopped a short distance away by Boca Raton police. Weber, 22, told police he had a gun under the passenger seat and fired “warning shots” because he felt threatened.
Weber then told several versions of what took place. In one, he said a Muslim man approached him and said the “white man is the devil.” In another, he said three “Trinidadians” or “Indians” called him racial slurs. In a third version, a black man with “straggly” hair called him a name.
“It should be noted that Weber appeared extremely intoxicated …” the report said.
Wolf, who was driving the vehicle with Weber as a passenger, was arrested and is facing a DUI charge. Wolf, of Palm Beach Gardens, was released on his own recognizance.
Weber is facing charges of discharging a firearm from a vehicle and using a firearm under the influence of alcohol. He walked out of the Palm Beach County Jail on Saturday under supervised release.