The rumor I heard was what they actually had was a BB gun, but threatened him like it was a "real" gun (a good bluff in the dark). So far this is just scuttlebutt, don't know for sure. It appears he was genuinely afraid of serious injury and was legally justified in his response. The local authorities apparently agreed.
Last edited by 20cows; March 21, 2005 at 02:22 PM.