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Man confronts plow drivers with pistol

Spokane Police arrested a man Tuesday on the charges of felony harassment after he reportedly used a handgun to confront two plow-truck drivers who were clearing residential streets in front of his mother’s home.

The incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. in the 400 block of East Providence when a woman began yelling at the drivers. Her son, 53-year-old Clay Moon, also yelled at the drivers while holding a handgun, Officer Brian Eckersley said in a news release.

A short time later, the city received an anonymous phone call from a male who threatened to shoot the next plow drivers, Eckersley said. The call was tracked back to Moon’s residence.

Officers investigated the case and found a loaded handgun at his residence. Moon was booked into the Spokane County Jail on the charge of felony harassment.

While no one was hurt, it was one of many calls officers have responded resulting from the residents having heightened tensions as a result of the series of storms, Eckersley said.

“Remember, when July comes we will all be laughing about those crazy days in December,” Eckersley said. “Try not to reflect on those days from your shared cell at the Spokane County Jail.”