Man arrested for waving gun at trucker on I-43

FOX POINT -- A man points a loaded gun at a truck driver on the expressway, but the truck driver did something that most of us would be too scared to. FOX6 Reporter Bret Buganski worked with the Fox Point-Bayside Patch to bring you this story.

Just before 9:00 p.m. on December 27th, a truck driver saw a man waive a gun at him. Both men were traveling on I-43 North, and the gun being waived also was loaded.

The truck driver called police, and stayed on the phone with Milwaukee County dispatchers while they put the call out to the nearest officers.

The truck driver decided to follow the man with the gun, while backup was on their way.

47-year-old Mark Manning from Indiana is accused of endangered a person's safety with a loaded weapon. He was pulled over on the interstate, just north of Brown Deer by Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies and Bayside police.

A deputy found a loaded .45 caliber pistol on Manning's passenger seat with one bullet in the chamber, then officers found another gun. The second gun was a loaded nine millimeter in the glove box of Manning's car, which also had a bullet in the chamber.

After a complete search, officers found more ammunition that included two .45 caliber magazines, and 238 nine millimeter rounds in the trunk of Manning's car.

Manning could face two charges of endangering the safety of a person with a dangerous weapon and also one count of disorderly conduct. A Milwaukee County judge set Manning's bail at $50,000.