A Groton man was arrested in Willimantic after barging into a home on Bridge Street showing off a realistic looking BB gun, according to Willimantic police.
James Bowers, 53, faces charges of home invasion, third-degree burglary, carrying a dangerous weapon and breach of peace.
According to police, on Tuesday afternoon Bowers confronted a resident at 85 Bridge Street as the resident opened the front door. The victim told police that when he opened the door, Bowers lifted his shirt and showed a handgun tucked into his waistband. The victim fled and Bowers entered the home, police said. The victim was not injured.
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Police said the victim had recently moved in and the incident appears to be random.
Officers arrived and took Bowers into custody. The handgun was actually a BB gun, police said.
Police said that Bowers is a convicted felon with multiple previous arrests. He was issued a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.