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    Golfer Points Gun at Group in Course Etiquette Dispute
    NBC Connecticut
    Stanley Golf Course in New Britain

    A man is facing threatening and breach of peace charges, after police say he pulled out a gun at Stanley Golf Course in New Britain over a golf etiquette dispute.

    Alejandro Baeza, 22, of Wethersfield, was arrested after course management said he grew agitated when the group of golfers behind him complained about the pace his group was playing their game. They said he went to his golf cart, grabbed a gun and flashed it at the complaining group.

    His permit and his firearm were taken as a result. Players said golf etiquette is an ongoing issue, but that confrontations should not be tolerated.

    “It's a sport where you respect each other. You typically wouldn't get into an argument on the course,” Andrew Row, of New Britain, said. “You would take your frustration out elsewhere.”

    The Parks and Recreation director in New Britain said officials are waiting for the police investigation to play out, but that it is not likely Baeza will be allowed to play at Stanley Golf Course again.