Lafayette man charged with pointing a firearm at bar-owner

Stanley Rupp

A Lafayette man has been charged after allegedly pulling a gun on a local bar-owner.

Posted: Jan 5, 2018 3:41 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette man has been charged after allegedly pulling a gun on a local bar-owner.

Court documents say on Jan. 5 at around 12:49 a.m., police investigated a report of a man pointing a firearm at one of the owners of the Riehle Brothers bar on Union Street in Lafayette.

31-year-old Stanley Rupp III of Lafayette had been at the establishment that evening and after paying his tab, the owner confronted him about taking some napkins.

Rupp allegedly became agitated at the owner and was asked to leave. After being escorted out, Rupp attempted to come back into the bar but was stopped by the owner.

A witness said it was at that time that Rupp pointed a handgun at the owner. Rupp admitted this to police saying that his actions were in response to being pushed by the owner.

Rupp has been charged with intimidation, criminal recklessness and pointing a firearm.

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