A Brooklyn man accused of flashing a silver gun at a rival and threatening to shoot him was cut loose without bail — only to get busted three weeks later with a loaded pistol, the Post has learned.
Michael Watson, 22, allegedly displayed the handgun in his waistband to foe Makiah Bryant near 956 Park Place in Crown Heights on Dec. 4, according to a complaint.
“Get off my block or imma shoot you,” he allegedly barked at Bryant, the papers say.
After his arraignment on second-degree menacing, third-degree menacing and second-degree harassment raps, he was freed due to criminal justice reforms that bar judge’s from holding defendants on certain charges.
About three weeks later on Dec. 26, Watson was back in cuffs after NYPD Officer Joseph Zerella allegedly spotted him with a piece at Brooklyn Avenue and Park Place in Crown Heights.
“The cop allegedly “observed defendant hold and adjust a fanny pack defendant was wearing, and observed the outline of a gun in said fanny pack,” the complaint states. When Zerella approached Watson, he allegedly fled on foot and dropped the fanny pack.
The cop recovered a 9 mm pistol loaded with a magazine containing a dozen rounds, court papers allege.
But this time Watson didn’t get off so easy. He was hit with one count each of criminal possession of a loaded firearm and possession of pistol ammunition and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Jane Tully ordered him held in lieu of a $30,000 bond or $10,000 cash. His lawyer didn’t immediately return a request for comment.
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