FARMINGTON — A Farmington man was arrested early Friday after he was seen walked around downtown with a toy handgun, and those who saw him said they felt threatened.

John Cushman, 20, was arrested on the charge of terrorizing shortly after midnight, according to a report by police Officer Bill Tanner.

The report said a person inside Homestead Bakery and Restaurant on Broadway told police at 9:50 p.m. Thursday that they saw Cushman walking around downtown with a handgun tucked into his shorts.

Later Thursday, two people at The Roost reported seeing a person matching Cushman’s description outside the Main Street bar with a handgun sticking out of his shorts. They told police when Cushman was asked why he was carrying the gun, he replied he was “watching out for the cops,” according to Tanner’s report.

The Roost employees asked police to wait outside the door of the bar while they closed because they didn’t feel safe, the report said.

The report said Tanner found Cushman downtown sitting on a bench outside Dunkin’ Donuts with the handgun in his lap.

Cushman was arrested on the charge of class C terrorizing early Friday morning. He posted $500 bail at the Franklin County Detention Center.

An earlier report did not reflect that Cushman was carrying a toy handgun. Police did not furnish that information at the time of the original report.

Kaitlin Schroeder — 861-9252
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