Man suspected of displaying fake handgun

Man suspected of displaying fake handgun
Michael Young

A man was arrested after displaying a fake handgun to an employee of a mobile phone repair shop, according to a release from Madison police.

The 28-year-old employee at Boost Mobile at 1903 S. Park St. told police he got into an argument Monday afternoon with a would-be customer who wanted a phone repaired, but was unhappy when the employee said it wasn’t possible.

The man left and then reappeared, displaying a gun while remaining outside. The employee said he was asked to come outside, but instead he called 911.

Police got a description of the man and found him a couple hours later in the same area.

Michael Young, 51, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct while armed.

Police said they found a facsimile firearm.

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