Police: Ghostbusters Proton Pack-wearing man waves gun in Villages of Five Points

February 28, 2018

A 33-year-old Lewes man faces charges after causing a stir with a firearm in Villages of Five Points Feb. 27; he later was taken into custody while wearing a Ghostbusters Proton Pack, police say.

Police responded to the 17000 block of North Brandt Street at 6:13 p.m. after several residents told them a man was acting strangely and erratically while displaying a firearm, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police.

Police established a perimeter around the building and evacuated the second- and third-floor apartments of the building; police also closed Old Orchard Road and all access roads leading to the apartment building, Jaffe said.

Michael Gallo, who lives in a third-floor apartment, exited the building a short time later while wearing a replica Ghostbusters Proton Pack strapped to his back, Jaffe said. Inside his apartment, she said, police found a Ruger 9mm handgun. No one was injured during the incident, and Gallo was taken into custody without incident.

He was charged with three counts of aggravated menacing, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $24,000 unsecured bond.