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Man carrying air-gun near Carroll University apologizes

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UNDATED (WSAU)   A Waukesha man went on T-V to apologize for scaring students at Carroll University. 50-year-old Michael Weidemann was cited for disorderly conduct, after he was seen carrying an air-soft gun. A couple of students thought it was a real gun and notified authorities on Tuesday. The Carroll campus and other Waukesha schools were then placed on lockdowns.

Weidemann told W-T-M-J T-V in Milwaukee he didn’t mean to startle anyone – but he could see the reason for all the fuss, just a day after the Boston Marathon bombings. He told a reporter he was checking people’s garbage to look for quote, “treasures” he could sell. And he took the air-soft gun from a trash can, thinking he could sell it to a friend for five-to-10-dollars. Weidemann said he went to get cigarettes, returned home with the gun, and was greeted by about 30 area squad cars as an officer handcuffed him. Weidemann said he made a quote, “dumb mistake,” and it won’t happen again.

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