Richard Sinotte, 53, facing charges
The man he was arguing with had a young child in the car, police said.
According to police, a man was parked near the front of the Hannaford Supermarket in Manchester around 10:30 a.m. He was inside the SUV with his 2-year-old daughter when a man, 53-year-old Richard Sinotte, tried to pull into the space beside him, it was tight fit, and an argument started, police said.
Police said Sinotte was upset that the man with the child was encroaching on the spot he was trying to pull into. The two stayed in their vehicles but continued to argue about it.
The victim said as the argument got more heated, Sinotte allegedly picked up a shotgun and showed it to him.
“The victim does not allege the gun was pointed at him, but it was brandished in a manner during a heated argument, while making threats, and he felt the man may start shooting,” said Lt. Maureen Tessier of the Manchester Police Department.
Police said Sinotte did have a shotgun in his truck when police arrived, but it was unloaded, and that they have no reason to believe it had been loaded at the time of the incident.
Sinotte was charged with one count of felony criminal threatening.