A day after a Kingman [Arizona] school was placed on lockdown following an unconfirmed report of a man with a firearm in the vicinity, Bullhead City police were notified by two callers of a man walking with a rifle in the area of several Bullhead City schools.
It turns out that Friday’s calls apparently were in reference to a man on Hancock Road with a walking stick, not a firearm.
“The Bullhead City Police Department received two separate calls reporting a man walking in the area of Hancock Road armed with a rifle,” Emily Fromelt, the BCPD’s public information officer, said.
Police units responded and found a man matching the description in the 1100 block of Hancock — near the Bullhead City School District office and Bullhead City Middle School.
“Police contacted him …. It turned out to be a cane,” Fromelt said. “He was released and that was that.”
– Daily News in Man With Gun Report Turns Out To Be Man With Cane
Canes Look a Lot Like Rifles in Arizona and That’s That is written by Grace Stevens for www.thetruthaboutguns.com