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Ventura man arrested for brandishing pellet gun during road rage incident

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VENTURA, Calif. - Ventura police arrested a man Sunday morning after he allegedly brandished a pellet gun that resembled a semi-automatic firearm.

The incident occurred around 11:40 a.m. on the 11700 block of Telegraph Road.

Officers responded to a report of a person brandishing a black semi-automatic style pistol during a road rage incident.

The victim was able to provide a description of the man and his vehicle and license plate number to police.

Officers said they were able to quickly locate the suspect vehicle in the area of Telegraph Road and Saticoy Avenue.

Based on the nature of the call, officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop on the 10200 block of Telephone Road.

The driver of the car was quickly arrested and identified as a 32-year-old Ventura resident.

During a search of the car, police said they found a black pellet gun that resembled a semi-automatic firearm as well as narcotics and other controlled substances.

The man is facing charges for brandishing a replica firearm, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

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