Intoxicated Petaluma Man Aressted For Negligently Discharging Firearm


An intoxicated Petaluma resident has been arrested for negligently discharging a firearm. Petaluma Police received a call Tuesday afternoon from Aaron Court from someone who said that they were in an argument with 61-year-old Szabolcs Benedek who was intoxicated and holding a handgun asking the person to leave. While on the call to officers, a single gunshot was fired. Officers arrived and took Benedek into custody without further incident. Police checked the home for possible victims but everyone inside was found safe and uninjured. The one round fired was fortunately stopped by the garage door. Police searched the home and seized six firearms along with ammunition.