A confrontation near a Fife gas station involved three drunken men, a gun and possibly a knife and a pit bull.
Considering that, it ended fairly well.
It started Tuesday in a wooded area next to a gas station where two homeless men made camp. The third man appeared to be the driver of a semitrailer parked nearby.
According to court records, the transients said they were lying in camp when the other man approached, stared at them silently and pointed a gun at them.
One of the transients grabbed the gun and ran; the other wrestled the man to the ground. They borrowed a cellphone and called police.
Officers arrived and found the suspect sitting in the semitrailer in the parking lot, flashing the truck’s lights. He refused to get out and was obviously drunk, the records show.
The homeless men surmised the semitrailer driver was angry because they’d fed his dog, which was not there when police showed up. The suspect said the other men were “acting ignorant” and wouldn’t stop asking him for money.
All three men were drunk and “difficult to understand,” according to the court records.
The semitrailer driver contended the other two pulled a knife on him. Then he asked for his gun back.
An officer found the handgun, which had a bullet partially sticking out and the slide stuck partially back. Police disabled the gun before they took the suspect to jail.
On Wednesday, the 45-year-old man pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault and resisting arrest. He was ordered held in lieu of $30,000 bail.
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