Ricardo Betancur: Man 'waving gun' near US Open is arrested for drug and weapon possession
The police approached the vehicle but the driver sped off which led to throwing the 23-year-old out of the car with the unloaded gun
NEW YORK CITY, US: In an incident that occurred on Saturday, September 3, a Long Island man Ricardo Betancur, 23, of Uniondale, was caught with a gun near the US Open venue. Ricardo had apparently waved the gun out of a car’s passenger side, sources said.
He was riding down Roosevelt Avenue in a 2018 black Lexus around 3 pm on Saturday, September 3 when police were directing traffic for the famed tennis tournament. However, the source states that the cops noticed his hand, allegedly holding the firearm, either hanging out of the car’s open door or the window.
Later, the police approached the vehicle but the driver sped off which led to throwing the 23-year-old out of the car, the sources said. Meanwhile, the police were able to recover the unloaded gun. Ricardo who got arrested allegedly had drugs and ammunition on him. He is facing criminal possession of a weapon and drug charges. The driver is still being sought. According to New York Post, no shots were fired and no one was hurt during the incident stated the police and sources. The officers are yet to declare further details. The tennis championship matches will wrap up on September 11.
Recently, there have been similar instances of individuals brandishing their guns, in a recent incident, a Texas female customer violently attacked the elderly proprietors of a store who fought back and defeated the aggressor in a bout of fisticuffs. One of the victims brandished a handgun and a witness yelled, "Don't shoot her! Nah. Don't shoot her! Don't shoot her!" Then both men attempted to subdue the intruder. The gun-wielding man screamed, "Stop! Get out!". The older man unleashed a fury of fast punches. The female then pleaded for mercy, "Chill out, chill out, alright chill out, alright chill out!"
In another incident, Massachusetts police arrested a man on suspicion of brandishing a gun during an argument with another male individual as he was not wearing a mask inside a store. The 30-year-old victim, who was allegedly not wearing a mask inside the store, however, did not sustain injuries during the incident. With the assistance of the East Bridgewater Police Department, authorities arrested 59-year-old Goulston from his home a short while later.