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Drunk sailor allegedly pulls BB gun

A Port Orchard man who allegedly flashed his middle finger and then a gun at a Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested for first-degree assault Thursday morning.

According to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department, the 21-year-old USS Abraham Lincoln sailor and a male companion were spotted walking on the side of the road by a deputy on patrol in the area near Lippert Street and Pottery Avenue in South Kitsap.

The pair crossed the intersection in front of the officer’s vehicle, and the suspect began yelling profanities and making rude hand gestures at him, the deputy said.

When the deputy got out of his vehicle to talk to the subjects, he said the suspect — who appeared to be intoxicated — became extremely uncooperative and pulled what appeared to be a 45-caliber gun out of his pocket.

The deputy then took out his gun and ordered the suspect to drop his weapon. The suspect refused to comply with the first and several more orders to drop the gun, but did not point it at the deputy.

When the suspect finally surrendered his weapon, the deputy discovered it was a BB gun. He arrested the man for displaying a weapon — which does not have to be an actual firearm — with the intent to intimidate, and for assault in the first degree.

He was booked into Kitsap County Jail and held under $400,000 bail.

The suspect’s companion, who reportedly had been cooperative with the officer, was not arrested.

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