Yarmouth Selectman Pulls Out Fake Gun During Town Meeting

YARMOUTH (CBS) – A Yarmouth selectman is taking some heat for pulling out a fake gun during a town meeting.

“What I’m about to take out is fake, okay? So don’t get nervous,” Veteran Selectman Bud Groskopf said before reaching into his briefcase.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports

Groskopf wanted to drive home his point, so he pulled out the air-soft pistol and pointed it at his head.

He claims the Conservation Law Foundation is essentially putting a gun to the heads of Yarmouth residents over a town wastewater project.

Fake gun or not, Groskopf’s antics still upset a lot of people.

Police later confiscated the air-soft pistol.

Groskopf defended his actions today. “It’s not something you do in school, but I made it clear this was a toy,” he said. I feel duty-bound to let the people know what is going on.”

Groskoff also suggested his two opponents were behind much of the uproar over the incident.

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