September 28, 2009
Peter Reilly Was Pissed Off And He Wasn’t Going To Take It Any More - Jailed After Threatening Police Officer With BB Gun
Huntley, Illinois (The Weekly Vice) - Peter J. Reilly, an 85-year-old Illinois man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly threatened a police sergeant with a BB gun during dispute over a parking ticket.
According Huntley Police, the incident began when Reilly entered the lobby of the Huntley Police Department around 2 p.m. and began complaining to a sergeant on duty about a parking ticket he had received.
During the conversation, Reilly reportedly became angry and pulled out a BB gun that was concealed under a hat he was carrying. Reilly then allegedly pointed the BB gun at the sergeant, who was protected behind a bulletproof glass.
Although Reilly refused to follow commands to drop the weapon, officers rushed the lobby and apprehended the man without further incident.
Police didn't realize the man was carrying a BB gun initially because it was equipped with a laser sight, similar to real handgun.
Reilly was booked into the McHenry County Jail on a charge of misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon. He was released after posting a $100 cash bond.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
How surprising is that? A man walks into a police station and points a gun at an officer - yet he's charged with only a misdemeanor and gets out on a $100 bond?
Something tells me this county won't be worried about jail overcrowding any time soon.
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Posted by Danny Vice at 11:27:00 PM