Police arrest drunken man with AR-15 in PA campground

A drunken young man with an AR-15 in a campground is something none of us wants to encounter. And when two Woodward Camp employees asked him to leave, the 21-year-old man fired three shots into a field, according to state police at Rockview, PA, as reported by the Centre Daily Times.

The young man, Justin Bradley, confronted the two employees on Saturday; the employees asked him to leave because of known past issues. Bradley became upset and left in his black 2018 Ford Focus, but not before firing three shots into a tree line, according to police.

Two troopers found Bradley in a tent alongside an AR-15, which had a magazine with multiple XM855 rounds, according to police. He allegedly had glassy eyes, a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and appeared highly intoxicated.

Police said Bradley admitted to firing three shots from the AR-15, but claimed it was into a tree line and was target practice.

Bradley is charged with one misdemeanor count of recklessly endangering another person and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. He was arraigned before District Judge Steven Lachman, who denied him bail because he attempted to kill himself.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

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6 Thoughts to “Police arrest drunken man with AR-15 in PA campground”

  1. Bill

    In response to Brian’s comment, I would rather people go over what if scenarios. I do it all the time when I’m out, “ in my own mind” always accessing my surroundings and planning what to do if… Here in Pa. we do like our guns.

  2. Molly C

    And did they confiscate all of his guns, as well as permanently revoke his permit(s)? No one should get another chance after actions like this!

    1. Brian

      I had to temporarily work in Pa. for 2 years with a bunch of dirtballs. Everyone not just a few but everyone had a conceal carry permit. To listen to them talk about guns and “what they would do if………..” was just scary. Vote!!!!!!

      1. Kate

        We lost what we thought were close friends (and camping buddies) because of the gun debate. One of the last trips we took, we found out through things his 12 year old son said, that he was bringing multiple guns on camping trips (to state parks, where they weren’t allowed). Guns were falling out of kayaks he had in his truck, and who knows where else. I’m all for responsible gun ownership, but some people take it too far. I’m in PA, too. This world is very scary.

    2. Billy Bob Thorton

      The ownership of a firearm is a right, until such time as the citizenry, through legislative action, empowers a judge to adjudicate said rights.
      This person is afforded all his rights, and until such time as the people see the need to curtail.

    3. Dr. Sheridan J. Ball

      I completely agree with Molly C. This man should not be allowed access to ANY firearms. He has proven himself unworthy of the public trust.

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