Wednesday, June 27, 2012
An elderly black man has been arrested after a neighbor's fart drove him to threaten him with a gun, police said
African-American Daniel Collins, 72, had been involved in an ongoing dispute with the unidentified neighbor for some time, Det. Lt. Andrew McGurr said. The neighbor told officers that Collins pointed a revolver at him in the vestibule of their apartment building. Collins said that he confronted the man after hearing him pass gas in front of his apartment door, but denied threatening him with a gun. He consented to a search, and officers recovered a .32 caliber revolver from his vehicle. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm and making terroristic threats.