PD: Man arrested after shooting flare gun into air

Harris Pomstein (Photo provided by the Cromwell Police Department)

CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH) — Cromwell police have arrested a man who they say shot a flare gun into the air, which damaged a nearby vehicle.

Just before noon on Tuesday, Cromwell police were called to a damaged vehicle on Goodrich Avenue. Police say the vehicle had a large burn mark on the roof and a witness said they believed they saw a firework strike the vehicle.

Police went to the area the witness saw the firework come from and found 69-year-old Harris Pomstein. Police say Pomstein admitted to shooting off a flare gun into the air.

Pomstein was arrested for unlawful discharge, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and breach of peace. He was released on a $2,500 bond and is due in court on September 27.

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