Bridgeport man arrested at Bristol Walmart

November 6, 2013

Bristol police arrested a Bridgeport man after being called to the Walmart on Farmington Avenue, after complaints of a suspicious man with a weapon.
Police arrested Anthony Perez, 21, of 240 Williams St., Bridgeport on Tuesday afternoon after receiving a complaint from the store about a suspicious man who was on the property of Walmart for most of the day, and who said he had a weapon.
According to a press release, Perez asked a Walmart employee, outside of the store, if there was an alarm system, and metal detectors, as he was carrying a firearm. Police located Perez in the food court section of the store upon arrival and discovered Perez was carrying a BB gun in his waistband. When police told Perez he was going to be arrested for carrying the weapon without a permit, and for second degree breach of peace, the release said Perez became combative with officers.
Perez was arrested and charged with second degree breach of peace, resisting arrest, and felony of possession of a firearm. He was held on a $50,000 bond and was expected to appear in court on Nov. 6.

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