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.READ MORE: Smoking Solution? California Bill Would Eliminate Litter Left Behind By Smokers
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.READ MORE: Elk Grove Horse Rescue Robbed Over The Weekend
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.MORE NEWS: Homeless Shelter Proposed Next To Children’s Receiving Home Of Sacramento
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