Posted at 9:40 a.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Intoxicated man surrenders shotgun
Advertiser StaffPolice defused a potentially violent situation in Punalu'u last night when they convinced an intoxicated man to surrender a sawed-off shotgun.
Officers went to a home on Punalu'u Valley Road at about 8:40 p.m. in response to a call about an argument involving a shotgun.
When they arrived, none of the people at the scene would cooperate, police said.
But after discussing the situation with those present, police said the 60-year-old, intoxicated man eventually turned over the shotgun voluntarily.
He was later arrested for suspicion of possession of a prohibited weapon, a felony, and failure to register a firearm, a misdemeanor offense.