FAIRFIELD — A man doing some target practice Monday with his pellet gun in a field amid a residential area found himself confronted by the Fairfield Police Department’s armored Bearcat vehicle.
His gun looked like a rifle and had a scope on it. Police got reports of his activity and could see him from Air Base Parkway. When they approached the man in the Bearcat, he went to the vehicle and they detained him, Fairfield Sgt. David Reeves said.
The incident took place near the curve where Alaska Avenue becomes Pennsylvania Avenue, with police briefly closing a portion of the two roads to traffic. The man ended up sitting in the damp field with his hands handcuffed behind his back.
Lyle Krannichfeld, 42, of Fairfield, will be given a ticket for violating city law governing the use of pellet guns, Reeves said. He will get the pellet gun back.
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