Archive for Saturday, May 1, 2010

27-year-old Topeka man arrested after displaying gun

A Topeka man was arrested early Saturday morning after displaying a gun during an altercation in a parking lot near The Ranch. The man made no threats with the weapon during a fight between two groups of people.

May 1, 2010


A 27-year-old Topeka man was arrested at about 2 a.m. Saturday morning after displaying a gun.

According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bordman, the man part of a group that got into an altercation with another group near the parking lot of the Ranch, 2515 W. Sixth St. One group reportedly threw fireworks at the other group. The Topeka man confronted the opposing group and displayed a handgun in a holster at his waist. Bordman said he also allegedly grabbed a woman from the other group and exchanged words with other members.

Bordman said the man did not threaten anyone with the weapon and there were no injuries in the incident. The man has been arrested on three counts of disorderly conduct, battery, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of an illegal substance.


doc1 8 years ago

Topeka must represent at all cost.

easyliving 8 years ago

Doc1...that was funny.

The sad thing is Lawrence is starting to get the Topeka rep without any Topekans involved.

rtwngr 8 years ago

Hold on there, easyliving. Lawrence will never be........"Topeka". ugh

Boston_Corbett 8 years ago

I guess this fits what the gun nuts describe as "open carry."

You know, the rights they are fighting for in various commercial establishments.

Alabamastreet 8 years ago

In Topeka, displaying a gun on a belt to a group of strangers is considered a culturally appropriate welcome. Sorta like saying "good morning" to someone in Lawrence. The whole thing sounds like a misunderstanding.

labmonkey 8 years ago

Man, I would be arrested for just wearing a sleeveless shirt.

Ta-da da.

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