Man arrested after firing fake gun outside Tombstone saloon

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Posted: Aug 25, 2015 7:27 PM

TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (AP) — A man who shot several rounds from a prop gun outside a saloon in the historic Arizona town of Tombstone faces disorderly conduct and other charges.

Tombstone Marshal John Houston says the man was in the Dragoon Saloon early Tuesday when he got into a fight with his girlfriend. He broke a pool cue, then went outside, pulled out a prop 9 mm pistol and began firing into the air.

His friends confronted him, not knowing the gun was fake, and the man stormed off.

Houston says deputy marshals, Cochise County sheriff's deputies and federal Border Patrol agents tracked down and arrested the man.

Authorities say 30-year-old Monte Ross of Tombstone has been booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated assault and being an ex-convict in possession of a weapon.