The arrest of a Connecticut man for refusing to show his gun permit — dismissed by a prosecutor as a “nothing case”
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The peculiar case started when Scott Lazurek, a security guard, was arrested in June 2013 for failing to show police his gun permit. He was stopped for walking in public with a hip-holstered pistol — when he refused to show his documentation, which he actually had on him, that permit was revoked.
The following month, though, a judge dismissed the charge of interfering with a police officer. The prosecutor, Assistant State’s Attorney John Barney, said Lazurek was basically arrested for being “stubborn” and giving police a “hard time” — not for a permit violation.