SOMERS – A 19-year-old Kenosha man was jailed after threatening a woman at a convenience store here Monday afternoon.
Convenience store encounter
The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday reported that James Petersen was apprehended at Kwik Trip, 5800 31st St., after entering the store with a rifle and confronting a female employee with whom he had previously worked at a local grocery store. The woman told deputies that Petersen pointed the gun at her head and said that if anyone came near him, he would shoot her.
Deputies were called to the convenience store at about 1:19 p.m. Monday. When confronted by the deputies, Petersen dropped the rifle but raised a knife to his neck while yelling for deputies to shoot him. He was tasered by the deputies and taken into custody. Deputies later discovered that the rifle was an airsoft replica toy gun.
Petersen was transported to the Kenosha County Jail. The Sheriff’s Department is requesting that charges of Felony Terroristic Threats, Disorderly Conduct While Armed, and a Restraining Order Violation be filed against him.
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