Vero Beach man cleaning gun sends bullet through three apartments http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2008/jul/29/vero-beach-man-cleaning-gun-sends-bullet-through-t/ By Lamaur Stancil (Contact) Originally published 11:09 a.m., July 29, 2008 Updated 11:09 a.m., July 29, 2008 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — An apartment resident accidentally fired his gun while cleaning it, sending a bullet through three other apartments, though no one was struck. The gun owner, Thomas Gerakaris, 28, of the 2400 block of 57th Circle, Vero Beach, was charged Thursday night with a misdemeanor for culpable negligence. Gerakaris told the Indian River County Sheriff's Office he was cleaning his Glock 40 caliber handgun and forgot to remove the magazine, according to the arrest affidavit. The shot went through his kitchen wall and pierced three other apartments before stopping in the bathroom wall of a neighbor's unit. Two of the three apartments are vacant, the report said. The resident of one of the apartments was home, but was not in the same room the bullet pierced through, the Sheriff's Office said.