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Man pulls gun in Chukchansi Casino over spilled coffee

Don Pisano was arrested on May 3 by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office for pulling a loaded handgun out and showing it to a casino employee, telling her he nearly shot someone after they spilled coffee on him.

He was charged with carrying a loaded weapon in public, carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest, battery of a police officer, and being armed in the commission of a felony.

Four deputies arrived at the casino near 6:00 a.m. and after confronting Pisano he refused to comply with them, so he was tackled and handcuffed but he continued to resist.

No injuries were reported by anyone at the scene, including the deputies and suspect.

Casino chairwoman Claudia Gomez of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians Tribal Council said in a statement that safety and security of guests and employees is a top priority.

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