KODIAK - A man was arrested on Saturday after police say he pointed a gun at someone through a car window.
According to an affidavit filed in Kodiak, Kurt Carlson was charged with felony assault in the third degree – causing fear of injury with a weapon – after he pointed a Walther P22 pistol at a neighbor of his from approximately 70 feet away in the parking lot of the Safeway liquor store.
A KPD officer reported in an affidavit that Carlson “had no intention of shooting [the alleged victim], but rather wanted to let him know that he can protect himself.”
According to the police report, Carlson and the man were “parked across from each other with an aisle separating them” in the parking lot when “the defendant grabbed a black pistol and pointed it at him.”
The man was “scared the defendant was going to shoot him” so he went inside Safeway and contacted the police.
Police questioned Carlson at his home.
“The defendant admitted to having a .22 in the center console of his truck,” the KPD officer wrote. “I opened the center console and saw a black Walther P22 pistol with a box of .22 ammo. I checked the P22 and saw there was a round in the chamber with another round in the magazine and the hammer to the gun was pulled back.”
Carlson said the alleged victim had been “constantly stalking and harassing him ever since he moved across the street from him,” the report states.
Carlson admitted he grabbed the pistol and pointed it toward the man “because he was staring right at him and pointing at him.”
He admitted that he “may have gone a little too far.”
Assault in the third degree is a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.