MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Police say a Monongalia County man took an argument over a parking spot too far.

Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston said the incident happened Tuesday night on Ridgeway Ave in Morgantown when David Annonio, Jr., 19, began arguing with a another driver about a parking spot. The two cars were stopped in the middle of the street.

The woman told police at one point Annonio brandished a handgun pointing it at her 5-year-old and 14-year-old children who were in the car with her.

When police arrived on scene Annonio put the gun back in its holster and under his shirt.

Annonio is charged with brandishing a deadly weapon and two counts of carrying a concealed weapon.

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  • Brian

    GK - Who was called when someone had a gun and brandished it? Answer: someone with a gun (LEO). People need to be responsible for their own lives including protection of their property and life.

  • Barry

    Let me see if I can answer all of the screaming, liberal, "Guns kill people!" comments at once.

    First, GoEers, can you show me one piece of factual evidence that the NRA, Fox or the Koch brothers advocate brandishing a weapon and threatening others in an illegal manner?

    Gary Karstens, can you make me believe that another law, or hundreds of laws, which bring tighter gun control, would have prevented this criminal from carrying a gun? Do you seriously believe that he cares about the law?

    Thankfully this didn't escalate further, and that nobody was hurt or killed. I don't know if this was because the father was able to talk him down, or if the criminal was only trying to show off and maybe had no intention of pulling the trigger.

    However, I DO know this: IF the idiot had pulled the trigger, the family had NO protection because the adults had no weapon on them. Their BEST protection would have been to have their own concealed weapon, with a concealed weapon permit, so that they could have defended themselves.

    Remember, if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns!

    • JMB

      Thank you. Well stated.

  • Silas Lynch

    What is going on with our society? Ironically this very same thing happened at the KMart in Saint Albans last week but instead of a gun, it was a knife the kid pulled. I didn't see a story about that on metro news...

    Ok, I'm lying; It wasn't at the Kmart in Saint Albans last week-- It was at Wal-Mart at South Ridge during Christmas Season 2 years ago.

  • Randy

    Agree with Krazy Karstens that we are glad nothing bad happened with this lunatic. North central WV news reported that the guy pointed a gun at the mom and then the dad confronted him and after that he pointed the gun at the kids. If this is true and the dad wasn't using a gun(bury your head Gary, so you are safe) to defend his family, then it was time to bail. IF the guy already brandished, then it is time to get away. not escalate when your kids are there. I don't know how it all went down. Hopefully Annonio(aka numbnuts) goes to prison, the dad hopefully did the right thing, and Gary Karstens gets rich and famous playing the morphed characters of the Lion and the Scarecrow in the latest version of The Wizard Of Oz, so he can have what he pathetically lacks.

  • GoEers

    I don't understand what this kid did wrong? This is West Virginia and we believe in allowing everyone to openly carry guns and brandish them as needed. We believe this because the NRA, Fox News and the Koch brothers tell us so.

    • Silas Lynch

      No we don't so be quiet until you learn the value of honesty.

  • ThatGuyOverThere

    It was illegal for him to have in his possession a concealed because A. he was under the age of 21, and B. he did not possess a concealed carry permit. Yep, thank goodness he didn't shoot anyone. Tougher gun laws would not have prevented this incident, he was intent on breaking the law when he carried a concealed weapon without a permit and being under the age of 18.

    • Brian

      By your own admission, this guy broke the law by being underage and concealing a weapon and he still carried a firearm. If he broke those laws, how could more laws have prevented this incident?

      Tell me how more laws would have prevented this when he willingly broke existing laws? Who's to say he wouldn't break stronger laws?

      • ThatGuyOverThere

        Read my comment again...Maybe put your glasses on this time.

        • thornton

          "he was intent on breaking the law when he carried a concealed weapon without a permit and being under the age of 18"........I doubt it, doubt he thought that far or that deep.

          I suspect he was simply an idiot or someone who confused the right to carry with an imagined or Walter Mitty need to carry.
          Possibly, he was displaying a concealed handgun to a woman during a traffic altercation speaks loudly.
          Speaks of why gun rights are often impacted negatively by those who seek a seat in the gun rights choir with little reason but to bleat the chorus.

          But yes, tougher gun laws would not have prevented this incident. However, considering that the take-away is one reason that gun rights face evermore hurdles.
          Clean up the choir loft...that's the take-away!

      • Rob

        May want to review his comment as he said "Tougher gun laws would NOT have prevented the incident".

        Make sense?

  • Gary Karstens

    Incredible! Thank goodness nothing happened when this lunatic pulled a weapon of death.....on young children.

    Gun control is needed!!!! This could have been much worse. Guns for everyone (NRA)!!!!


    • Brian

      He was speeding down the highway in an unregistered car, breaking the law. What you're saying is if there was an additional seatbelt law and may an inspection law that he was breaking, he wouldn't have done this.

      Wake up!! You're living in an unrealistic world if you think he wouldn't have sped if there were some other driving violations.

      • JMR

        Reducing access to guns and making the availability of obtaining guns more difficult are not bad things.