December 18, 2014

Elyria
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Man runs after approaching car with handgun

ELYRIA — A man who allegedly knocked on the window of a stopped car while holding a handgun ran from the scene police before police arrived. 

The incident happened at 12:22 a.m. Sunday when a 22 year-old Elyria woman said she was stopped in her car at the intersection of state Route 57 and Furnace Street waiting for the light to change.

As she waited, a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans with designs on the back pockets approached her car and banged on the passenger’s side window, she told police.

She told police he also was holding a black pistol, and when she realized that she hit the gas — sounding her horn as she drove to Midway Mall, where she pulled off to call police.

She told police the man ran south down Furnace Street after she drove away.