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Northampton police find man’s ‘guns’ were biceps

A concerned Northampton resident reported that a neighbor was boasting that he had a gun in his home Monday afternoon. When police arrived, they met an intoxicated man who said the only “guns” he had were his biceps.

The man, whose name was not released, then led police into his home on North Maple Street where police found a toy water gun sitting on the table, said Lieutenant Allan Borowski.

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The 53-year-old man continued to flex his biceps for the officers, which, Borowski said, “probably once existed 30 years ago.”

“This isn’t the first time this has happened,” Borowski said, holding back laughter. “We usually just tell him to knock it off, and tell him to stop drinking for the night.”

Borowski said police do not perceive the man as a threat to the community — just a harmless irritation and slight waste of time.

“Luckily, once in a while you can laugh about things,” Borowski said.

Trisha Thadani can be reached at trisha.thadani
@globe.com.
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