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Simsbury Police Charge Man After He Waved Toy Rifle

Simsbury Police have charged a man with breach of peace for waving a plastic toy rifle.

Simsbury Police have charged a local man after he waved a toy gun outside his vehicle Friday morning.

Steven Howes, 35, of Simsbury was charged with a breach of peace after residents called the police when Howes waved what they thought was a gun outside his vehicle.

At approximately 7:55 a.m. police responded to the area of Canal Street in Weatogue, according to a statement.

When officers arrived and located the vehicle they discovered that Howes was in possession of a plastic toy rifle, according to police.

The toy gun was seized by police and Howes was placed under arrest.

Howes was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and will appear in court on December 13, according to police.

David Moelling November 30, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Once again Simsbury makes the news! Oops we arrest a guy with a toy gun because of what? Did he threaten anyone? Did he yell at anyone? Did he point the toy rifle at any one? The story doesn't say except that some people got the willies because they though he was waving a gun. Ok fair enough but when the truth was found why did the police charge him? It seems Simsbury cops cannot leave the scene of anything without arresting someone.

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