Police: Man with fake gun confronts couple, threatens police

Man damaged squad car, police say
Police: Man with fake gun confronts couple, threatens police
Quincy R. Thompson

A 19-year-old Madison man confronted a Tennessee couple in a parking lot with a fake gun and threatened police when he was taken into custody late Wednesday, according to a release from Madison police.

A 22-year-old woman told police she was walking out of Walgreens at 4518 Cottage Grove Road before 11 p.m. when she saw a man hovering around her car and point an object at her boyfriend in the front seat. Police said object had a laser and was fixed on the 25-year-old man until the woman was within 10-15 feet of the car. The man then turned the object on the woman who dared the man to shoot her.

The man left the parking lot and was found a short time later by police at the intersection of Cottage Grove Road and Acewood Boulevard.

Police said Quincy R. Thompson punched the interior windows of a squad car and kicked the door, separating it from the frame. They said he also threatened to spit in the face of an officer, talked about blowing up the city and stated he “kills cops.”

Police said the object turned out to be a lighter with an attached laser that looked like a functional gun.

Thompson was arrested on suspicion of use of a facsimile firearm, resisting an officer, possession of a laser pointer, underage consumption of alcohol and two counts of disorderly conduct.

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