Man arrested for threatening to shoot cop

Adam Kuzmenko

A 28-year-old Connecticut man was arrested in Bowie early Thursday morning after he threatened to shoot a customer and a police officer while in the Allsup’s parking lot at 500 E. Wise.

Assistant Police Chief Kent Stagg said about 5:10 a.m. Thursday Bowie Police Lt. Kurt Berryman, Patrol Officer Melina Limon and Sheriff’s Deputy Lee Phariss were in the parking lot of the auto parts store across the street from the Allsup’s when they heard screaming.

The officers observed a male subject pacing in the store lot and throwing his hands up in the air “in an aggressive manner” reported the officers. The man was standing by a gas pump where another customer was located. The report states the man yelled at the customer to tell Officer Limon “not to get out of her patrol unit or he would shoot her.” Limon attempted to calm the man down when he stated he had a gun and would shoot her and “she better not call back-up.” Officers were able to subdue the man with a taser. Read the full story in the weekend News.