Perez's replica guns (top and center) compared to a real MP5


Perez's replica guns (top and center) compared to a real MP5

Man Arrested for Brandishing BB Gun

25-Year-Old Suspect Pointed Replica Submachine Gun at Bicyclist

Friday, September 6, 2013
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A 25-year-old man was arrested early Thursday morning for pointing a BB gun at a bicyclist riding past the intersection of Micheltorena and Garden streets. The suspect, Aaron Matthew Perez, was detained at gunpoint when officers responded to the scene at 7:50 a.m. and arrested him for the misdemeanor charge of brandishing a replica firearm in a rude and threatening manner.

Aaron Matthew Perez
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Aaron Matthew Perez

Santa Barbara police officials found Perez to be in possession of two replicas of Heckler and Koch MP5 submachine guns, and further investigation led to his arrest. Perez, who is currently being held at the Santa Barbara Police Department, will be booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with a bail amount of $2,500.

According to an SBPD press release, officials have determined that the victim — a 36-year-old male Santa Barbara resident — was riding his bicycle eastbound on Michetorena Street, toward Garden Street, when Perez pulled out his BB gun. Standing beside his car, which was parked near the intersection of Michetorena and Garden, Perez pointed one of his guns at the victim while smirking. He placed the fake gun back into his vehicle once the victim had rode away, after which the victim contacted police and ultimately completed a citizen’s arrest of Perez.


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Doug Henning had a kid?

Stumbling_Distance (anonymous profile)
September 6, 2013 at 9:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Booking photos are supposed to remove the fake mustaches.

Would we all have been safer, Texas and Florida style, if the bicyclist had his own concealed pistol and stood his ground by shooting first as a preemptive action?

John_Adams (anonymous profile)
September 6, 2013 at 9:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

i wonder if this is the same guy a group of us saw on lower state, dressed all in black, flashing a large knife at people last friday night....he had similar facial hair.

kburns1124 (anonymous profile)
September 6, 2013 at 4:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Look up his facebook page I bet it's the same guy.

Byrd (anonymous profile)
September 7, 2013 at 1:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Even with a weapon, I think I could kick this goofball's behind.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
September 7, 2013 at 1:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)

ONLY in California would someone dare to point a fake gun. In most other States they would be looking right back at a real one.
Not too bright. Are his tattoos real?

edukder (anonymous profile)
September 9, 2013 at 10:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I have all three real H&K MP-5's but I'm a licensed BATF Card holder with.

dou4now (anonymous profile)
September 9, 2013 at 11:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Looks like a young Vlad the Impaler!

discoboy (anonymous profile)
September 9, 2013 at 12:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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