Man accused of pointing gun at Fairdale Fire chief claims he was 'dancing'
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville driver was arrested Wednesday night after police say he pointed a handgun at two other motorists as they were going through a roundabout.
Those two other motorists turned out to be the chief of the Fairdale Fire Department and his wife.
According to an arrest report, the incident took place Wednesday just before 9 p.m.
Police say Fairdale Fire Chief Carrell Roy and his wife had just left Derby City Pizza Company, and were driving on West Manslick Road, when they approached a roundabout.
At the same time, police say 22-year-old Andres Llamas was driving a black Subaru through the same roundabout. As he passed Roy's car, he allegedly pointed a handgun at both Roy and his wife.
Police say Roy immediately called 911 dispatchers and followed Llamas into Jefferson Memorial Forest, where they blocked him in until Louisville Metro Police arrived.
When police confronted Llamas, they allegedly found a handgun with a round loaded in the chamber. He allegedly explained his actions by saying that he had been "dancing around with the handgun while listening to music in the car." He denied intentionally pointing it at anyone.
Llamas was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment. He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.
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