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Stratford Man, 48, Nabbed for Water Gun

Police said William Spear 'appeared to be extremely intoxicated' when confronted by an officer.

Arrest information supplied by the .

A 48-year-old Stratford man was issued an infraction for creating a public disturbance Saturday after police said he sprayed a man with a water gun from the driver's seat of his car.

William Spear of Lynncrest Drive reportedly caused an outrage in the parking lot of the on Main Street around 10 p.m. when he rolled down his driver's side window, shot the water gun at another man and sped off, police said.

An onlooker was reportedly able to read the license plate on Spear's pickup and relayed that information to police, who then confronted Spear at his residence. Before knocking on the door, police said they spotted a water gun on the passenger's seat of Spear's pickup.

Spear denied shooting anyone with the water gun, even after police said they had two sworn statements saying he did, according to police, who added that the 48-year-old "appeared to be extremely intoxicated" while being interviewed.

Jim Ravis August 09, 2012 at 07:21 PM
...and if he peed in the water gun and squirted people with it, that would be a different story?
Thomas Dewey August 09, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Great point.
Smith August 09, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Poor kid who was shot has some problems. For those of you who frequent the green he is the young man that 'bobs' and whistles for some uncontrolled reason. A very polite and harmless young man that doesn't deserve to be bullied especially by older 'adults.'
Chubby August 10, 2012 at 01:24 AM
What a wonderful topic , let's move on shall we , people with problems don't belong out that at night a specially in drug infested areas ,, besides it's August and very hot he probably enjoyed it . Next topic please !
John Dullinger August 11, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Wow those cops are really making a dent in crime & violence - worth every penny when they retire at those $ 100,000 pensions. Make's me so proud & feels so safe.

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