A Bethpage man was arrested Friday night after he was found in possession of a loaded handgun while at a bar in Levittown, Nassau County police said.
Officers from Nassau's Second Precinct said they responded to a call shortly after 11:30 p.m. at the Finish Line Bar on Wantagh Avenue for a report of a suspicious male with a gun sitting at the bar.
Officers found Thomas Bertschi, 44, of 14B Albergo Court, sitting at the bar. When Bertschi stood up, a loaded handgun fell from his coat pocket onto the floor, police said. Bertschi was placed under arrest and officers recovered the weapon.DataGun crime numbersPhotosRecent LI mug shots
Bertschi is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.