DATELINE: MIDDLEBOURNE, Ohio
A man brandished a gun and threatened a person playing the Easter Bunny who was waving to motorists from an interstate overpass in Ohio, authorities said.
A 49-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Middlebourne, The Daily Jeffersonian reported. He was given a breath-alcohol test at an Ohio State Highway Patrol post but was taken to a medical facility when jail officials refused to book him because of an elevated temperature, leading to concerns he might be infected with the coronavirus.
- The man could be charged with aggravated menacing and improper handling of a firearm in a vehicle.
- Police found the suspect with another man in a camouflage painted Dodge pickup.
- An open half-rack of beer was taken by police along with a .22 pistol.
- Deputies say that both men initially refuged to comply with their orders.