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A Forest Hill man is accused of shouting racial epithets and pointing a gun last week at a man who lives nearby, according to police charging documents.

Victor Staab, 23, of the 500 block of Chestnut Hill Road, allegedly drove past the victim's driveway on Johnson Mill Road on March 23 and called him a racial slur for an African-American, saying the victim "shouldn't exist" and asking why he was living there, according to charging documents.

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After Staab drove away, the victim said he followed the vehicle to Staab's home, about a mile away, according to charging documents.

Both he and Staab exited the vehicle, and the victim said Staab then allegedly pulled out a silver handgun and pointed it at the victim, according to charging documents.

Staab allegedly then told the victim to get away from his house, using expletives and racial slurs, and saying, "I'll shoot you right now," according to the documents.

The victim called police, who later identified Staab. Staab admitted to using the racial slur, saying he felt threatened because the victim followed him home, according to charging documents.

Staab also showed the detective an Airsoft gun that he said he pulled out to make the victim leave, according to charging documents.

Staab is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and racial or religious harassment.

He was released on $10,000 bond the same day, according to online court records. He has a preliminary hearing in District Court in Bel Air on April 20, according to court records.

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