A man reported to Denton police he recently received a call from someone impersonating his nephew.
The man said the caller told him he was in jail in New York City and needed $2,100 for bail.
The man told police that the caller said he was working with an attorney. The man called the attorney, who confirmed the caller’s claim and request for the money.
The man wired the money Friday and received a second phone call confirming he’d received it and would be flying home to Virginia, where the man’s real nephew lives, according to the report.
On Saturday, the man received a third phone call asking for an additional $2,000 to leave the states, the man told police, and when he refused, the caller hung up.
The man called his nephew, who told him he was in Florida at a conference and didn’t know what he was talking about.
800 block of Eagle Drive — A club manager told Denton police that he saw a man in the parking lot pull a gun out of his car and put it in his back waistband.
The man was in the parking lot with his friends when he noticed the officer approaching and placed his hand on something behind his back, the officer reported. However, the man’s hand was empty when he brought it back into view.
The officer patted him down and found an unloaded semi-automatic handgun in his waistband, according to the report.
When the officer asked the man why he had the gun, the man said he was being irresponsible and it was his cousin’s gun.
The man was arrested and charged with unlawfully carrying a handgun.
— Rachel Mehlhaff
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