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Man flashes gun at skateboarder

September 15, 2006|by KAREN HANNA

A man in a group of men showed a handgun shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday after a skateboarder ignored the request of one of the men who wanted to ride his skateboard, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

According to a press release, a 27-year-old Hagerstown man told police he was skating in the parking lot of the Crazy Horse Steak House & Saloon when he and his friend saw three men standing near a vehicle in the Pizza Hut parking lot. When one of the men approached the victim to ask if he could ride the skateboard, the victim continued skating, he told police.

As the victim skated back toward the men, one of them walked up to him holding a gun, saying, "Hey, boy. Hey, boy. Come here, come here," the press release states. As the man started to raise the gun, the skater skated away, the release states.

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The victim said he saw two men get inside a red vehicle, which appeared to be a two-door hatchback, possibly a Ford. The third man was driving the vehicle, the release states.

Two of the three men were light-skinned, while the third was dark-skinned, the release states. All spoke Spanish.

According to the release, the man who showed the weapon is between 5 feet 11 inches tall and 6 feet tall and weighed about 220 or 230 pounds. He has a rounded face with a small amount of facial hair, and his hair is in cornrows with beads. He was wearing a white baseball cap, baggy blue jeans, white shoes, which possibly had blue designs, and an oversized white T-shirt with blue designs like graffiti. He spoke very little English.

According to the release, the second light-skinned man was about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed between 150 and 170 pounds. He was very thin, and he wore an all-black button-up shirt. He had short hair, glasses and a silver necklace.

The third man was thin in build and wearing a red baseball cap and all black clothes.

All of the men were in their late teens or early 20s, the release states.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

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