A 65-year-old San Carlos resident who brandished a gun during a dispute over a parking spot and pretended to be a sheriff's deputy was placed on one year of probation, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

The confrontation occurred April 5, 2013, on the 1500 block of Walnut Street, where Guy William Bolich lived. Bolich felt the other man had taken his parking spot and threatened him during an ensuing argument. Bolich was wearing a Sheriff's Office hat and told the other man he was a deputy, then pulled out a handgun.

When the other man said he was calling the police, Bolich took off. When real sheriff's deputies arrived, they located Bolich and his weapon, which turned out to be a BB gun, according to prosecutors.

Bolich pleaded no contest Wednesday in Superior Court to a misdemeanor charge of brandishing a firearm in a threatening manner. In addition to putting Bolich on probation, Judge Stephen Hall fined him $165 for restitution, $40 for court operations and $30 for a criminal conviction.

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