Po­lice ar­rest man wav­ing pel­let gun in St. Marys

The Beacon Herald - - NEWS -

A man has been ar­rested for wav­ing a pel­let gun in­side a St. Marys gro­cery store Tues­day evening, po­lice say.

Ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease sent out Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Strat­ford Po­lice were called to Food­land at 7:30 p.m. after customers saw a man wav­ing what ap­peared to be a scoped ri­fle and swear­ing as he left the store.

Po­lice found the man, still hold­ing the gun, on Jones Street a short time after re­spond­ing to the call. The man fled on foot but was ar­rested with­out in­ci­dent once po­lice caught up with him.

When he was ar­rested, the man no longer had the gun with him. Once po­lice found it, of­fi­cers dis­cov­ered the gun was, in fact, a scoped pel­let gun and not a ri­fle, as wit­nesses had feared.

Strat­ford Po­lice have charged a 41-year-old St. Marys man with care­less use of a firearm, pos­ses­sion of a weapon for a dan­ger­ous pur­pose, and breach of un­der­tak­ing.

The man was held in cus­tody un­til his bail hear­ing, which was sched­uled for Wed­nes­day.

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