Watsonville police are searching for a man who brandished a gun Sunday evening during an argument in a parking lot over a noisy child.
The victim told police that he was at Crystal Laundromat at 1922 Freedom Blvd. around 5 p.m. when the fight occurred, police said.
The father's child was seated in his car, which was parked next to the man's parked car.
The man apparently complained that the child was making too much noise, and an argument ensued that escalated until the man pulled out a long gun, similar to a shotgun, police said.
The man with the gun threatened the father repeatedly as he drove away north on Freedom.
The father and his child were not harmed.
Police issued an alert with the gunman's description and vehicle information and searched the area, but were unable to locate him. The gunman is described as a Hispanic male around 30 years old, wearing a grey or blue shirt and jeans. His vehicle was a newer beige or tan Chevy Impala. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at (831) 768-3350 or (831) 768-3544.
—Bay City News