Intoxicated Shakopee Man Makes Threats with Handgun 01 Aug 11

A 23-year-old Shakopee man is accused of carrying a handgun while intoxicated and threatening to shoot a man in Belle Plaine.

Chance Steven Skorczewski, who has a permit to carry a concealed handgun, was arrested shortly before 3 a.m. Friday at Kwik Trip in Belle Plaine. Police found him with a loaded handgun. A preliminary breath test indicated he had an alcohol concentration of 0.13 percent. A person is considered legally intoxicated at 0.08.

Earlier that night, Skorczewski allegedly became angry at a bonfire when someone called him ugly. He pushed a pregnant woman and threatened to shoot the woman’s boyfriend when he intervened.

Skorczewski was charged in Scott County District Court with making terroristic threats (a felony), carrying a pistol while under the influence of alcohol (gross misdemeanor) and two misdemeanor counts of fifth-degree assault.