Nov 20, 2011 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
The Occupy Wall Street protest could have been one bad temper away from turning lethal.
Cops busted a man from Youngstown, Ohio this weekend for driving around the OWS protest and Lower Manhattan with an unregistered gun.
Law enforcement said Joshua Fellows, 32, had a .45-calibre handgun and 32 rounds of ammunition in a truck he’d rented in North Carolina.
Fellows was originally busted on Thursday at 12:40 p.m. at Broadway and Exchange Place on a reckless driving charge after cops saw up to 40 people jumping in and out of the Budget rental truck
They seized the truck and found the gun during a search, and found Fellows Saturday at 9:10 p.m. at West Street and Rector Place.
He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, arraigned, and was later released.
In all police arrested five people during the weekend, including Fellows, a protester who threw liquid in a cop’s face and another alleged groper for attacking a woman, cops said today.
On Saturday, Zach Breur, 22, allegedly groped the breasts and buttocks of a 22-year-old woman. He was charged with two counts of forcible touching.