By CBS13 Staff

AUBURN (CBS13) – A man arrested for brandishing what was found to be a toy gun at a person at Home Depot was linked to an arson case in Auburn, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.

Both incidents happened the morning of November 23, authorities said.

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Daniel Meyer, 35, allegedly waved a firearm, later determined to be an airsoft toy gun, at a person after Meyer refused to leave the Home Depot on Willow Creek Drive, deputies said. Meyer is reportedly considered a transient.

Meyer eventually left the property but was located by law enforcement in the area of First Street and Professional Drive, where he was arrested.

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Upon his arrest, Meyer was identified as the suspect arsonist involved in a fire at Robinson Sand and Gravel earlier the same morning.

Meyer faces charges of brandishing a toy gun and arson.

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