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Police: Man waved gun at passing motorist

January 30, 2012

A Costa Mesa man was arrested after allegedly pointing a handgun at a woman driving past him, police said.

Michael Peck, 24, had the emergency lights on in a gray Nissan Ultima in a parking lot in the 2800 block of Bristol Street about 3:07 p.m. Saturday when a woman waved at him asking whether he was going to move his car, Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Phil Myers said Monday.

Peck pulled over to the side, and as the 43-year-old Corona del Mar woman began to pass, Peck allegedly pointed a black handgun at her, police said.

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Feeling threatened, the woman called police. As police were at the scene, Peck returned to the area.

A loaded 9-millimeter gun was found in his car and he was arrested after the woman positively identified him, Myers said.

Peck was released from the Costa Mesa Police Department jail on $500 bail Saturday.

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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