West New York Police responded to a report of a man with a gun at 5119 Bergenline Avenue, the Sabor Peruano Restaurant.
The caller stated they should be looking for a male with a black or blue shirt, blue jeans and a black handgun.
When officers arrived, the caller said, “That’s him, that’s him.”
Moises Santos, of West New York appeared to be nervous and kept reaching into his waistband and pockets. Officers advised him to put his hands against the wall but he refused.
For their safety, the 38-year-old was tackled to the ground when officers recovered a Crossman Pro 77 tucked in the small of his back.
Police tell HCTV that although the Crossman is an air pistol, it is very realistic in look, feel, weight and power. They say contrary to what people think, it is not a toy and misuse or careless use may cause serious injury.
Santos was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.
At the time of his arrest, he also had an outstanding warrant in Phillipsburg, NJ.
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