Police in Bloomfield, Connecticut, arrested Joseph Stravinkas on charges of breach of peace in the second degree, threatening in the second degree and interfering with an officer. They initially reported he had been standing on a street corner and pulled out a rifle as a motorcade carrying President Barack Obama passed by. But the next day they acknowledged he'd actually been arrested about a half hour before the motorcade passed by after someone spotted him plinking cans with a BB gun in the backyard of a house near the motorcade route.
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