Cop Pleads Guilty After Threatening To Shoot Fellow Officer Who Threatened To Spoil Plot Of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

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An Aussie police officer pled guilty in an Australian court for a charge associated with the cop threatening to shoot a colleague for reportedly threatening to spoil the hit film “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Officer Dominic F. Gaynor, 30, flashed his pistol and aimed it “in the vicinity” of fellow-cop, 26-year-old Probationary Constable Morgan Royston, a day after he saw the action sequel at a Sydney, Australia, police station, according to the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC.) The charge Gaynor pleaded guilty for was described as “carrying a firearm with disregard for the complainant’s safety.”

After Royston saw the Tom Cruise flick and it was fresh in his mind, the cop reportedly told Gaynor, “I’ll spoil it for you,” court documents read, according to ABC. (RELATED: Major Film Studio Won’t Release Finished Film That Starred John Cena)

Gaynor replied, “Don’t spoil the movie, c***,” the outlet reported.

The elder officer then allegedly threatened the younger cop for revealing the plot, saying, “I’ll shoot you.” At this point, Gaynor grabbed his Glock from his holster and took aim, according to ABC.


A Glock model 43 is displayed during the Defense and Security 2023 exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, November 6, 2023. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

“He pointed his firearm at the vicinity of the complainant and held it stationary for five seconds,” the documents reportedly read.

During the short stand-off, Gaynor’s fingers did not touch the trigger, all while “laughing throughout” the debacle out loud, the outlet reported.

The 26-year-old told the court that it was commonplace for fellow officers to josh around with each other, but felt as though things took a dark turn when Gaytor’s Glock was aimed at him over a movie.

Royston reportedly reflected that he could never forget the sense of “overwhelming shock and fear” from that experience, the report noted. (RELATED: ‘Brick Of Cocaine’: Ex-Cop Admits To Selling A Kilo Of Coke Straight From Police Evidence Locker)

Gaynor’s attorney, Chris Micali, maintained that his client made a brazen error in judgement but noted there was no “malicious intent” behind the behavior.

“This is a case where the skylarking and tomfoolery in an employment context has gone awry,” Micali told the court. (RELATED: Video Appears To Show Cop Hooking Up With A Woman In His Backseat In Broad Daylight)

Aussie Court Magistrate Michael Maher penalized Gaynor after the guilty plea with a Community Corrections Order for a two year period, obligated him to perform 100 hours of community service, as well as etched a conviction onto Gaynor’s official record.

Officer Gaynor remains suspended by the force absent any compensation, ABC reported.