A 51-YEAR-OLD has been jailed for half a year for brandishing a fake gun during a row with a younger man.
Joseph Cutayar, 51, of Brondesbury Park, Willesden, was sentenced yesterday to six months’ imprisonment at Harrow Crown Court for possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.
It stems from a police call at 2pm on Thursday December 19 last year from a 30-year-old man who said he had been threatened with a gun by Cutayar during an argument.
Officers uncovered an air rifle and two black machine-gun type rifles inside Cutayar’s home that turned out all to be imitation firearms.
Cutayar was arrested and charged, and later admitted the offence.
It is not known which of the fake weapons he used to menace the 30-year-old.
Detective Inspector Lily Benbow said: “Being threatened with an imitation firearm is a terrifying experience for any victim.
“I am satisfied that Joseph Cutayar has received a custodial sentence for his crime and hope that it might deter others from thinking they can use imitation firearms to frighten people.”
Cutayar’s sentencing was, albeit anonyimised, one of the events Tweeted by Brent Police on their @MPSBrent Twitter account during Thursday’s #Brent24 Twitterthon Day of Action.
Officers shared a whole day’s worth of incidents with internet users to give a glimpse into what a typical day’s crime-fighting in the borough consists of.