Fight over a parking spot ends with an elderly man behind bars

Fight over a parking spot ends with an elderly man behind bars
KENNEWICK POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE -- John DeCarlo, 70, was waiting for a parking spot for several minutes in the crowded Little League Fields parking lot.

When the car pulled out of the spot, another car from the opposite direction, driven by a lady and her husband, pulled into the spot.

DeCarlo got out of his car and challenged them to move with mild threats. Words were exchanged and DeCarlo allegedly pulled a small caliber gun and pointed at the driver saying he was going to shoot the driver.

The driver moved and DeCarlo took the parking space.

Independent witnesses confirmed the victims' statement and the suspect's actions. The firearm was located in DeCarlo's car and immediately secured.

There were several games being played with friends and family members in attendance. DeCarlo was arrested without incident and booked into Benton County Jail for Felony Harassment and trespassed from the location.

Many citizens were helpful with the investigation by remaining calm and moving from the area before DeCarlo was arrested and providing information after the fact.

Our thanks to the citizens who assisted in this incident.