A 55-year-old Campbell River man was arrested Monday morning after he allegedly pointed a handgun at an off-duty RCMP officer while looking for a lost dog.
Campbell River RCMP said on Monday morning, an off-duty RCMP officer was riding a bike with his dog in Beaver Lodge Forest Lands when he passed a man who was also walking his dog toward the south Dogwood Parking lot.
When the officer got to the parking lot, he heard the man calling out for his dog. The officer went back to the trails to help the man look for his lost dog. Police said the man was very angry that his dog was missing. When the officer said he was there to help, the man allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the officer.
The officer was able to remove himself from the situation and call 911.
On-duty RCMP officers responded and the man was stopped then arrested.
Tony Green is facing six charges: pointing a firearm, possession dangerous to public, carry a concealed weapon and unauthorized possession. A handgun and ammunition were seized from the car Green was driving. Green appeared in court Tuesday and is being held in custody. Police said more charges are expected as police are continuing to search his residence. He will be back in court on Feb. 1.