Police: Omaha man was waving rubber band gun and quacking like a duck outside Bluffs Arby’s

If it quacks like a duck but has a rubber band gun, it’s not a duck — it’s a man trespassing at Bucky’s.

An Omaha man pleaded guilty in Pottawattamie County Court on Wednesday to trespassing and disorderly conduct after police said he was seen Tuesday night waving a rubber band gun at gas station customers while quacking like a duck.

The man was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for time served. He was ordered to pay court costs and fees.

Council Bluffs Police reported that an officer was dispatched to Bucky’s at 2711 S. 24th St. at 7:13 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a man waving what looked like a handgun at patrons and “quacking like a duck and talking to himself.”

Police found the man standing in line at Arby’s nearby and detained him. Police said he showed them where he placed the rubber band gun in bushes near the Pilot Travel Center.

An employee at Bucky’s told officers that the man was asked multiple times to leave the property, but he refused.

A witness told police that he saw the man pointing a fake gun at other customers.

The witness said he saw the man walk toward Arby’s and feared that he was going to attempt a robbery, the police report said.

The man was arrested and taken to the Pottawattamie County Jail. Police seized the rubber band gun as evidence.

Police asked the man what happened.

“(The man) told officers he was shooting the rubber bands at birds and did not comment when asked about quacking like a duck,” investigators said.

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