A 40-year-old Ceres man was arrested on Thanksgiving for wearing a concealed handgun during the time he was stopped in his van for several vehicle code violations.
At 9:23 p.m., Officer Mathew Myers conducted the traffic stop on the white GMC van at Service Road and Central Avenue. While approaching the driver door Myers looked through a side window and could see what appeared to be a real black revolver in a brown leather holster lying on the bed in the van. Myers ordered driver Sean Robertson, 40, of Ceres and his passenger to show hands but Robertson kept moving around and wasn’t following commands. Also on scene, Officer Coey Henson pulled Robertson out of the vehicle while the passenger was ordered out at gunpoint.
Officer Myers located an unloaded .22 caliber handgun in Robertson’s jacket pocket.
An examination of the revolver and holster that Officer Myers originally saw was found to be a plastic toy. Robertson said he had made a mistake by carrying the weapon and that he was intoxicated.
His 30-year-old Ceres passenger was released.
Robertson was booked for misdemeanor possession of a concealed handgun.