Lancaster teen charged with waving BB gun while driving in Rock Hill

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comApril 9, 2013 

— A Lancaster teenager spent the night in a Rock Hill jail after police say several witnesses saw him wave a handgun – later found to be a BB gun – out the window of an SUV on Monday.

At about 8:50 p.m., police stopped a black Chevrolet sport utility vehicle on South Anderson Road, according to a Rock Hill Police report. Several people, including a Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputy, witnessed the driver, Jackel Clinton, wave a handgun out of the window, the report states.

Clinton, 17, and six passengers got out the car and told police they had come to Rock Hill from Lancaster to watch a fight at Southland Park, the report states. After the fight was over, Clinton and the others went to the BP gas station on Albright Road as a car filled with people involved in the fight started to follow them.

Clinton admitted that he waved his Umarex BB gun out the driver’s side window to try to scare off the people following them, the report states. Police describe the BB gun as a “black life-like handgun” that could be mistaken for a real weapon.

Police found the BB gun in a compartment in the car’s center console, the report states. Clinton was charged with public disorderly conduct. He was released Tuesday morning on a $260 bond.

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