TWO men struggled in Wrexham town centre with a loaded BB gun, a court heard.
Mold Crown Court heard Michael Berry, 58, of Berrylands Holmstead, Wrexham, was originally charged with threatening violence with the imitation firearm amid allegations that he took the weapon off the other man and pointed it at him.
His barrister, Andrew Green, said it was accepted the weapon had been brought to the scene by the other man who had heard there was going to be a fight.
The prosecution accepted a charge of simply possessing an imitation firearm from him.
Judge Niclas Parry said it was a matter for the prosecution but he took the view that the other man was the main offender and that Berry over-reacted.
He had told in his interview how he pointed the gun at the other man because he did not know what else to do.
The judge said he was making his comments in the knowledge of the plea accepted from the second defendant.
Following an adjournment, prosecuting barrister Jayne La Grua said a plea to the charge of simply possessing the weapon would be acceptable.
Berry admitted that on July 1 he had with him an imitation firearm in Chester Street, Wrexham – namely a .177 calibre BB gun.
The court was told co-defendant Mariusz Raduszynski, 33, of Fisher Road, Blacon, Chester, had already admitted that charge.
The case was adjourned for both defendants to be sentenced together next month.
In July, the Leader reported that shoppers fled following reports of a gun being brandished during a brawl involving about 20 people in Wrexham town centre.
Businesses locked their doors as the fight broke out in Chester Street and police closed the street for about two hours after reports of a mass brawl and a weapon being brandished.