SALINAS — Police have arrested transient for making threats toward a female victim the weekend after Thanksgiving.
That morning, an employee at the El Gabilan Library in the 1400 block of North Main arrived for her shift when she noticed a man standing with a group of transients making rude and inappropriate comments toward her.
Apparently the suspect’s girlfriend, identified later as 38-year-old transient Sarah Dean, was displeased with her companion’s remarks and drew a black semi-automatic handgun from her purse, which she then manipulated as if to load.
The victim ran back to her car and fled. 30 minutes later, she returned to hopefully make a discrete entrance when Dean charged her. The victim managed to get inside the library and call the police.
Police eventually found Dean working on her car, which was parked on Noice Drive. She was taken into custody at gunpont. A search of her vehicle revealed a black Berretta-style replica BB gun in her purse.
She was also found to be on probation and booked into Monterey County Jail.