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Police handcuff elderly man with radar gun

A 70 year old Madison man says he was trying to get drivers to slow down by showing a radar gun out of the driver's side window of his car.

Somebody called police about a man pointing a gun at cars on Chapel Hill Road. Madison police drew their weapons and handcuffed the man.

The tense situation was diffused quickly and police say the only mistake the 70-year-old made was not notifying them of his plans.

It apparently isn't against the law for someone to aim a radar gun at traffic and the man was allowed to keep the old-but-functioning radar unit.