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Arrest first, ask later?

Quote:MIDDLETOWN — A Middletown man was arrested Sunday for allegedly exposing himself to a female neighbor inside his apartment.
Police said they were called to an apartment in the 500 block of East Maple Avenue around 5:45 p.m. Sunday for a report of a woman in possession of a revolver, according to a probable cause affidavit. The woman was found in possession of a handgun and taken to police headquarters, the affidavit said.

While at headquarters, the woman told police that she was sitting on a couch watching a football game inside the home of her neighbor, Brad Anthony Kasperitis, 27, when he exposed himself to her, police said.
Police said they interviewed Kasperitis, who acknowledged that he and the woman were alone in his home that night.
He was arraigned Monday by District Judge Mick Petrucci on a misdemeanor indecent exposure charge and released on $25,000 unsecured bail, according to court documents.
The Bucks County District Attorney's Office is investigating the incident involving the firearm, Middletown Detective Gregory Kneiss said.

The article is not clear....but it sounds like the woman was defending herself against a possible rape by her neighbor....and the guy called the cops on her....and she got hauled off to the police station for having the gun ONLY? Couldn't they have worked out the domestic details first before deciding who to handcuff?
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Guilty until proven innocent...especially if your a gun owner.
Gunz are bad, Mkay?
I think people are arrested for committing a crime... if the woman felt threatened and drew a gun in her defense, that's a good thing...but if the weapon was illegally carried, even while defending herself, the police had an obligation to arrest her for a weapons violation. That's what Police do.
Its up to the District attorney to file charges.

Because this particular case is unclear, we can not speculate on the reason the woman was arrested. If she had a permit to carry, and was defending herself, that's a different matter, but we don't know that she did or did not have a permit.

FYI, municipalities all over the country are sued by false arrest and imprisonment victims. I think Philly gave out 30 million last year in damages to falsely accused victims.
Bill aka ET
Police generally will detain people until they figure out the particulars of what is going in. Typically, whoever appears to be the guilty party.

If you have a gun, you are automatically detained until they figure out they can't pin anything on you.

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