GALVESTON - A Galveston man sued for false arrest and imprisonment has filed an original answer in the case.
Henry Glamann submitted the five-page response Aug. 22 before the Galveston County 56th District Court formally denying the causes of action in Brazoria County resident Jacob Mook's lawsuit.
Mook filed suit against Glamann last month, accusing the defendant of holding him and his family at gunpoint during an emergency stop near his home about six months ago.
Glamann argues that he is not liable because "the plaintiff's own acts or omissions proximately caused or contributed to his alleged injuries and the plaintiff was contributory negligent for failing to exercise ordinary care."
He adds Mook's claims "are frivolous, brought in bad faith and for the purpose of harassment."
The original petition says the plaintiff and his family were returning home from a recreational trip just as his young daughter announced that she needed to go to the bathroom.
Mook pulled the vehicle over to a location close to the respondent's residence, but not on his property, so the girl can use the family's portable potty.
The family waited about 10 minutes on the shoulder of the road for the child when Glamann approached them with a loaded revolver and kept them from leaving, the suit says.
Authorities were called in to free the complainant and his family, who claim the alleged incident inflicted severe mental anguish and lasting harm upon them.
Attorney Roy Camberg of Houston is representing Glamann.
Case No. 11-cv-1134