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Beltline driver points loaded gun at other driver, police say

Published On: Jan 02 2014 02:38:36 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 02 2014 05:26:18 PM CST

Photo courtesy Dane County Sheriff's Office

Leslie Weil, Bernard Richards

MADISON, Wis. -

A Beltline driver was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he pointed a loaded gun at another driver, according to a release.

A 19-year-old driver told police he was merging from Stoughton Road onto the Beltline around 4:10 p.m. when a passenger in a pickup truck threw a handful of change at him through his open window.

The 19-year-old followed the truck and eventually pulled up near the truck’s window, police said. When he got next to the truck he could see the driver was pointing a weapon at him.

Officers arrested the driver, Bernard B. Richards, 42, and his passenger, Leslie A. Weil, 51, both of Janesville, after they found a loaded handgun inside the truck, according to the release. Weil also had a knife in her handbag.

Weil denied throwing coins at the other driver, and told police the 19-year-old had actually cut them off and given them the finger, officials said.

Richards was arrested on charges of second-degree reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm by a felon, disorderly conduct while armed and carrying a concealed weapon. Weil was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.

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