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Man pulls gun after wife trips in grocery store, police say

READING, Pa. - The accidental tripping over a child's toy led to a gun being pulled during a dispute inside a grocery store in Reading, according to city police.

Galileo Francisco became upset after his wife tripped over a small shopping cart being pushed by a young child inside the C-Town supermarket at North Sixth and Greenwich streets on Friday, police said.

Francisco then pointed the gun at another customer before a manager pushed it away, according to court documents released Monday.

RPD officers arrived as Francisco was checking out. They said he ignored all of their commands and forcibly resisted their attempts to arrest him.

Francisco, 60, was eventually taken into custody without incident and charged with possession of a weapon, recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest, simple assault, and disorderly conduct. He was freed on $20,000 unsecured bail.


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