Wisconsin man charged with going armed with intent

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 09, 2013 5:00 AM

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A Wisconsin man has been accused of entering a bar while armed with a BB gun.

Esteban Estrada Jr., 23, was charged Dec. 7 with carrying toy guns and slingshots and going armed with intent.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, Estrada was involved in an altercation with staff at Caliente bar and eventually kicked out.

He confronted staff with what they believed was a firearm, and he pointed it at member of the bar’s security staff.

Estrada got into a physical altercation with security and was eventually removed by his friends. Witnesses observed him leave in a vehicle that was subsequently stopped by police.

Estrada was secured by other officers and placed alone in a squad car. He had a CO2 cartridge in his possession, .177 caliber BBs, and when he was searched, officials found a black .77 caliber CO2 gun that was loaded. The gun looked extremely similar in appearance to a real gun located on the floor of the cop car.

The police car had been inspected prior to use and nobody else was placed in the back seat.

Going armed with intent is a Class-D felony.

— by Megan Sanchez

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