A man appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Thursday to face allegations that he threatened a group of passersby with a gun after they asked him if he needed help.
Justin R. Bailey, age unknown, was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of felony harassment and criminal impersonation. Bailey is currently in custody at Clark County Jail. The jail’s roster says he also faces a drug possession charge.
Vancouver police officers were dispatched shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday to 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive for a brandishing in progress.
The group told the officers that they were walking through a parking lot and saw a man sitting at a bus stop, Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said in an email. When they walked by the man, they said hello and “asked if he needed assistance,” Kapp said.
“The male became enraged, pulled a handgun out and threatened the group that he was going to shoot them,” police reports say.
Bailey also allegedly followed as the group ran away, according to police.
Officers located and arrested Bailey, Kapp said.