Holden man facing gun charges after Silly String dispute

Posted Dec. 01, 2011, at 11:02 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — A Holden man was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly brandished a 9 mm handgun in a dispute that began over Silly String.

Michael Bragdon, 21, was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon before being taken to Penobscot County Jail, Brewer police Cpl. Nelson Feero said Thursday.

Feero said police officers were sent to the parking lot of the Hannaford supermarket on Wilson Street about 9:30 p.m. after an unidentified person — who was not charged in connection with the incident — reported that Bragdon threatened him with a handgun.

The complainant told police the dispute began earlier in the day, when his vehicle was sprayed with Silly String, and that he believed Bragdon was the culprit, which Bragdon denied, Feero said.

The two involved made plans to meet in the parking lot later that night and it was at that point that Bragdon pulled out the gun, Feero said. Officer Ed Willey caught up with the vehicle Bragdon was riding in as it was leaving the parking lot. The gun was found under the seat.

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