ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Army recruiter has been arrested for threatening two women with a gun.
Deputies say it was all over a parking space at a recent concert.
Deputies say the parking spot wasn’t even for Army Recruiter Christopher Schirmer who had allegedly already parked.
According to the victims, Schirmer was holding a spot for someone else Friday night just before 8 p.m. at the Jason Aldean concert at the Isleta Amphitheater.
Two women told sheriff’s deputies they were pulling into a parking spot when 30-year-old Schirmer tried to stop them. He said he was holding a spot for a friend, but the two women say parking was first-come, first-served.
According to the criminal complaint, the driver continued to pull forward. That’s when they say Schirmer went to his truck and came back, banging on the woman’s passenger side window with what they thought was a flashlight.
The complaint says the passenger rolled her window down and heard Schirmer curse at them, telling them to leave. Schirmer’s friends told him to stop. He did, and went into the concert. That’s where deputies found him that night and arrested him.
He bonded out and appeared in court Sunday morning.
“You’re not to have any firearms or dangerous weapons,” said Judge R. John Duran of Metro Court. “If you have any, you need to get rid of them. You’re not to return to the area or location of the alleged incident.”
According to the criminal complaint, Schirmer denied threatening the women with a gun, but admitted to having one.
He told deputies the driver kept pulling into the spot while he stood there, pushing on his legs with their car. According to the complaint, deputies found and seized a .45-caliber handgun from Schirmer’s car. They say it matched the description the women gave deputies.