Some people really don’t like performing their civic duty:
MIDDLETOWN — A city man has been arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on a census worker last week.
An employee of the U.S. Census Bureau complained to police that Demond McCaw, 35, pulled a gun on him while he was visiting the suspects McKenna Drive home on May 30 at 6:44 p.m.
The worker told police that McCaw was answering census-related questions, then stopped when he thought the questions became too personal, according to police. The census worker walked back to his car to retrieve paperwork and McCaw allegedly followed. The suspect reportedly grabbed the papers from the worker, police said. When the worker attempted to retrieve them McCaw pulled a hand gun from his waistband, cocked it and began waiving the weapon above his head in a threatening manner, according to the census worker’s statement to police.
McCaw told police he felt threatened by the census worker and said the worker did not show proper identification.
Police officers confiscated the hand gun, which they said was loaded.
McCaw was charged with second-degree threatening with a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree breach of peace. [Middletown Press]
McCaw was released on bail. Be careful, census workers!