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Oshkosh man arrested after pointing crossbow at maintenance worker

3:34 PM, Jan. 16, 2013  |  Comments
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A 48-year-old Oshkosh man was arrested Tuesday after he pointed a crossbow at the head of a maintenance worker who had come to check his smoke detector.

The 24-year-old maintenance worker was doing a bi-annual check of smoke detectors at apartments in the 1600 block of Rainbow Drive at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, said Joe Nichols, spokesman for the Oshkosh Police Department.

The worker knocked on the door of the 48-year-old's apartment and then used his key to open the door when he heard the apartment resident tell him if he came inside, he was going to shoot him. When the worker opened the door further, the tenant was pointing a crossbow at his head. The worker then closed the door and alerted the property manager, Nichols said.

After receiving a report from the property manager, police went to speak with the 48-year-old man at 2 p.m. He told police the maintenance worker had come into the apartment illegally, but an investigation determined notice had been given to the tenants.

The Oshkosh man was arrested for second-degree recklessly endangering safety with a dangerous weapon and was taken to the Winnebago County Jail, Nichols said.

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