A 25-year-old Arnold man allegedly pointed a gun at another man during a confrontation in the grocery pickup area at the Arnold Walmart, 2201 Michigan Ave., according to Arnold Police.
Officers were called at about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19 to the store and found the man who allegedly had waved the gun around in a Toyota Scion parked in a space in the grocery pickup area, the report said.
The man got out of the Toyota and handed an officer a .9-milimeter Smith and Wesson gun. He said he had been waiting in a long line in the pickup area and after pulling into a parking spot, a man got out of a Kia Sportage and started banging on his windows and yelling at him to move, according to the report.
The driver of the Toyota told police he got a gun out of a compartment in the passenger-side door and put it on top of his glove box after the other man started banging on his window. He said the man from the Kia walked away and said the Toyota driver “would regret it,” the report said.
The Kia driver, a 52-year-old Arnold man, told police the 25-year-old man had cut in front of other vehicles in the line to get to the parking spot. The 52-year-old said he got out of his SUV and approached the Toyota after a woman and the 25-year-old had started arguing with each other, Arnold Police reported.
The 52-year-old said he tapped on the Toyota’s window, and the man inside the car reached across the seat, got the gun and started waving it at him, the report said.
The officers kept the gun and forwarded a report to the Arnold Prosecuting Attorney to determine if charges would be sought in the case, Detective Lt. Jason Valentine said.