Court says hand gesture similar to firearm is a crime | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio



MANOR, PA. (AP) – A man in Pennsylvania convicted of disorderly conduct for shooting with his hand lost his offer of reversal.

A state appeals court made its decision on Tuesday on Stephen Kirchner's appeal.

The man of the manor made this gesture as he passed by a neighbor's house in June 2018. The man made an obscene gesture towards Kirchner, who responded with his gesture.

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A witness called 911 to report the incident. The neighbor told the authorities that he felt "extremely threatened".

In his appeal, Kirchner claimed that his gesture did not create a dangerous or physically offensive condition. He also stated that he did not intend to cause a public inconvenience because he had done the act to a particular person.

Kirchner's lawyer has said he will not appeal anymore.

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