FL - Michael Alfinez, 18, was arrested and charged with exploiting his 85-year-old grandmother on a videotape using guns and profanity.
"A mask was placed over her head and she was made to handle firearms and make outrageous statements against law enforcement," says PBSO spokesman Paul Miller.
The victim suffered from a medical condition and during the video was disoriented at times, had a blank stare, and paused for instructions.
The tape was confiscated during a traffic stop in early January.
Authorities say it goes on to show Alfinez and other individuals shooting rounds from a car near 20 mile bend.
"What they were doing is that they were shooting a video similar to a previous video done called Gangstas and Thugs," says Miller.
Michael's parents couldn't disagree more with the charges.
"I'm devastated because he's never been arrested before," says his mother, Michelle Alfinez.
According to the parents, they had no idea of the video, were shown only a few seconds of it by deputies and said it was simply a joke.
"It's lies," says Raymond Alfinez. "That's his grandmother, he doesn't abuse her he loves her," says Michelle.
The couple added the charges stem from bad blood with the arresting officer's brother who knew Michael. Alfinez faces three charges of discharging a firearm, abuse of the elderly, and improper exploitation of a weapon.
According to his MySpace, baseball is his life, and hey, he's online right now!