Man charged after showing BB gun during fight

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 14, 2011 7:20 AM

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A Cedar Falls man was charged after he allegedly displayed a BB gun during an argument at a convenience store.

Christian Ford, 18, was charged Nov. 12 with carrying a weapon.

According to a complaint by Iowa City police, officers responded to a Kum & Go, 25 W. Burlington St., after receiving a report of a man armed with a handgun.

The complaint said officers observed a person matching the description of the man. Upon officers' contact with him, he took off running west, according to the complaint.

Police said Ford was ordered to stop and obeyed, after allegedly fleeing around the corner. The complaint said officers located a loaded BB gun with the safety off in his waistband.

Ford allegedly admitted to getting into an argument with another person and to lifting his shirt to show the other person his weapon. The complaint said Ford said he did it because he was "feeling like a badass."

Carrying a weapon is an aggravated misdemeanor.

— by Matt Starns

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