Phillips man accused of pointing shotgun at hunter

Posted March 01, 2012, at 10:14 a.m.

PHILLIPS, Maine — A Phillips man has been arrested after allegedly pointing a shotgun at a coyote hunter.

Police say a group of hunters with dogs were confronted by 60-year-old Mark Cosenza on Wednesday. A spokesman for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says there was a verbal confrontation, after which Cosenza allegedly pointed a shotgun at one of the hunters and told them to stop. He then left the scene.

The hunters called 911 to report the incident.

Cosenza was arrested at his home later on a charge of criminal threatening with a firearm.

The incident took place in a heavily wooded area and the Maine Warden Service is looking into whether the hunters were on private property.

 

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