Mothers arguing leads to man's arrest

From staff reports

An argument between two mothers on a southwest Rochester street Wednesday night led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man for making a gun threat.

Police were called at 10:30 p.m. about an escalating argument in the 800 block of First Street Southwest, where 10 to 15 people had gathered and were shouting at each other, according to Rochester Police Lt. Dan Muyres.

A 16-year-old girl had been visiting a friend and got into an argument with the friend's mother. The girl went home to tell her own mother about it, saying her friend's mother called her a name, according to the police report.

The girl's mother went to speak with the friend's mother, leading to the argument on the street. The son of the friend's mother allegedly pulled a gun from his pocket and threatened the other mother. Muyres said it is unclear whether the man pulled out a gun.


Police arrested the man, who faces possible felony charges of second-degree assault or making terroristic threats. No physical fighting took place.

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