Janitor brings gun to church
March 12, 2009
VISTA, CA — A janitor at Del Oro Hills Church has been arrested on weapons-related charges after he brought a gun with him to his place of employment and prompted a standoff with police, according to KGTV-TV.
Jeffrey Paul Jarvie, who gained access to the building with the keys given to him for his janitorial job, was alone in the church and, according to police, appeared "very agitated," the story stated.
Jarvie''s wife alerted police around 6:45 p.m. that her husband had gone to the church and had taken a revolver with him, the story noted.
According to the story, about an hour into the standoff, Jarvie reached into his waistband and pulled out the gun; a police officer noticed and fired a non-lethal rubber projectile at him.
The shot missed, but caused Jarvie to throw down his pistol and lay on the ground; he was arrested without further incident, the story added.
According to Sergeant Kelan Poorman, after his arrest, Jarvie told his pastor, who had arrived during the standoff, that he had wanted to meet with him so he could ask if he would go to hell if he killed himself.
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