Man arrested for taking out gun during family's move

Jan. 31, 2012

A 58-year-old man was arrested for recklessly endangering safety while armed after his son's friend accused him of pointing a gun at him as he helped move the family into their Wauwatosa home Jan. 26.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The man's family, which includes his wife and six children ages 3 to 16, were moving into a home in the 12200 block of West Dearbourn Avenue at 2:50 p.m. Jan. 26. The oldest son and his friend, an 18-year-old Spencer man, had made several trips between the old and new home and were doing much of the heavy lifting. Feeling frustrated, the friend referred to the wife using profane language and one of the younger children overheard.

The child told her father, and he confronted the friend. The father said the friend threatened his wife and refused to leave the home, so he got his gun from a safe, but at no time pointed it at the Spencer man.

Not so, according to the son's friend. He said the father grabbed the gun from the safe and pointed it at him, ordering him out of the home.

The father was arrested for endangering safety, and the friend was arrested for disorderly conduct and possession of a marijuana pipe.


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