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Rohnert Park man pretending to have gun arrested

A Rohnert Park man who allegedly pretended to have a gun went to jail Monday night, suspected of drunken driving and resisting arrest, police reported Tuesday.

It was the second such incident in town in about 24 hours, as officers Sunday night arrested a Rohnert Park woman who'd allegedly been driving drunk and holding her fingers out like she had a gun, while simulating shooting at passing cars.

The Monday incident began at 10:15 p.m., when a 911 caller alerted police to a man in the M-Section neighborhood, saying he had a gun. The caller said the man drove out of the area in a white Ford Expedition.

An officer spotted and stopped the car. At gunpoint, the officer ordered the man out of the vehicle and onto the ground.

Raymond Larsen, 52, was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest after didn't follow police orders, officials said.

Larsen carried no gun and officers didn't find one in his vehicle.

Further investigation showed the man had been pointing his fingers or holding an object that looked like a gun and pointing it at the person who called 911, officials said.

Larsen also was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.


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