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Thousand Oaks man allegedly threatens deputy

A Thousand Oaks man was arrested for allegedly pointing what appeared to be a handgun at a uniformed sheriff's deputy.

August 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Thousand Oaks man was arrested for allegedly pointing what appeared to be a handgun at a uniformed Ventura County Sheriff's Department deputy.

Thousand Oaks police responded to a disturbance call about 5:45 p.m. July 26 in the 200 block of Siesta Avenue to assist deputies. When they arrived, officers said they were confronted by 39-year-old Gary Fisher.

Police said Fisher was pointing what was believed to be a handgun at a deputy. Deputies were able to talk the man into putting the gun dawn and safely took him into custody.

Authorities later found out the handgun it was a realistic looking replica.

During the incident, 48-year-old Laurie Fisher was also arrested for interfering with the deputies' investigation.

The man and woman were booked into the Ventura County Jail. They were released after posting bail.

The Ventura County District Attorney's Office filed one felony count against Gary Fisher for resisting an officer and one misdemeanor count of brandishing a replica gun.

Laurie Fisher faces misdemeanor charges of obstructing a police officer and battery on a police officer.