Self-Storage Tenant Accused of Threatening Fellow Customer With BB Gun in Gate-Entry Dispute

A customer at Cordata Self Storage in Bellingham, Wash., was arrested last week after allegedly pointing a BB gun at another tenant during a dispute over facility-gate entry. Jeffrey James Hansen, 39, reportedly tailgated through the property’s access gate behind a vehicle being driven by an unidentified, 51-year-old man. When the older gentleman confronted him about failing to enter his own access code at the gate, Hansen allegedly threatened him with a Walther CP99 compact air pistol, Lt. Bob Vander Yacht told the source.

A customer at Cordata Self Storage in Bellingham, Wash., was arrested last week after allegedly pointing a BB gun at another tenant during a dispute over facility-gate entry. Jeffrey James Hansen, 39, reportedly tailgated through the property’s access gate behind a vehicle being driven by an unidentified, 51-year-old man. When the older gentleman confronted him about failing to enter his own access code at the gate, Hansen allegedly threatened him with a Walther CP99 compact air pistol, Lt. Bob Vander Yacht told the source.

The older tenant used his gate code to enter the property at 200 W. Kellogg Road at 9:56 p.m. on July 1, according to Vander Yacht. While the gate was open, Hansen supposedly entered the facility in his truck without entering his code. When the man chastised him, Hansen told the older customer to get back and pointed the BB gun at him, according to the source.

The older man “put his hands in the air, closed his eyes and anticipated the gun was going to be discharged,” Vander Yacht said, adding that the victim didn’t realize the weapon was a BB gun.

Police found Hansen driving his vehicle shortly after 10 p.m. and arrested him on suspicion of harassment and unlawful carrying or handling of a weapon capable of producing bodily harm, according to the source. Hansen was booked into Whatcom County, Wash., Jail last Thursday.

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