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Police: Drunk man pointed fake gun at officer in Brier Creek

Posted December 20, 2009

— Raleigh police said that an intoxicated man pointed a fake gun at police responding to reports of a loud party in the Brier Creek area shortly before midnight Saturday.

An officer walking around 10150 Donerail Way came upon William Roger Akers, 43, who was standing on a porch. Police said that Akers pointed a gun at the officer's face. Akers obeyed an order to drop the gun, then locked himself inside.

Once they got a search warrant, officers entered the residence and found Akers asleep inside, police said.

He was charged with felony assault on a law enforcement officer.

Officers later determined the gun was a fake.


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  • james27613 Dec 21, 2009

    Officer used good judgment while the drunk man did not.

  • hollylama Dec 21, 2009

    Some people get 50 shots for supposedly having what looked to be a gun. This guy had one and wasn't shot....LUCKY besterd!

  • the EX Dec 21, 2009

    How the hell is this dude not dead??? Would have had a closed casket funeral if he'd done that in NYC.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Dec 21, 2009

    Isn't there a law about drinking and carrying a gun?

    If so, then cary1969, what would you do if you were drinking and heard "something wandering around your home at midnight"? Should you then be prosecuted for breaking the law?...or is it ok for you, but not others?

  • RDUTEC Dec 21, 2009

    Stupid is one thing, being drunk and stupid makes it worse. This guy is extremely lucky. A lot of cops would have put him away for a stunt like that.

  • shellychapelhill Dec 21, 2009

    This is an apartment complex in Brier Creek (a nice one). I was out walking my dog and heard the loud party going on - the officer was just walking around the complex and the guy was on his porch next to my place and pointed the gun at the officer - no reason to do that even if it was a fake gun!

  • jse830fcnawa030klgmvnnaw+ Dec 21, 2009

    cary1969, you are completely missing the boat, if not the ocean. As the news article stated, this guy was on his porch pointing a gun at the police officer. You really cannot point any firearms at anyone outside. The officer was not making any threats to him. This is not considered "protecting" his property.

    If someone was russling outside but not in my house, I would call the police. Once this person becomes a bugular and breaks into my home, I can then shoot him in self-defense.

  • cary1969 Dec 21, 2009

    so now if you hear something wandering around your home at midnight you can't arm yourself for protection? someone comes around my place, they will be the ones lucky not to get shot. sounds like he did what they requested.

  • shellychapelhill Dec 21, 2009

    I saw the officer knocking on his door (through my peep hole) for quite awhile and I tried to sleep but every time I was about to doze off I heard pounding on his door and Raleigh PD we need to talk to you but the guy would not open the door. My other neighbor had to evacuate her apartment at 2am!! with no place to go but home which is 2 hrs away! This is a nice area and the guy just moved in about a week ago but now I guess I may have a new neighbor!

  • kewlmom Dec 21, 2009

    I agree shellrocks! He's very lucky!