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Drunken Man Arrested At A Civil War Reenactment For Firing A Real Gun!

November 09, 2015

Civil war reenactments are a staple across the country as communities remember the historic events that took place around them. But at this year’s reenactment of the Battle at Honey Springs in McIntosh County, Oklahoma things got out of hand.


Gary Alen Lane, showed up to the reenactment intoxicated, and instead of using a customary fake rifle he brought a sawed off shotgun!

When he fired the weapon, hitting an actor sitting in a nearby tent with a shotgun pellet, Police swarmed in to apprehend him.

He took of running but didn’t get far. He’s charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, malicious injury to property and resisting arrest.


From UPI:

MCINTOSH COUNTY, Okla., Nov. 9 (UPI) — A Civil War reenactment in Oklahoma took a turn towards reality as a drunken man was arrested for firing an actual weapon.

Police apprehended Gary Alen Lane after the man was found intoxicated and holding a sawed-off shotgun at a reenactment of the.

Lane resisted arrest, dropping his weapon and fleeing from McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department deputies after firing a shot towards a tent containing nine actors.

Read more at UPI

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