Man in fedora, white gloves arrested with gun

Gresham Police said the gun the suspect had was a BB gun but it was very realistic.

Ezequiel Solorio-Valdez, 33, shown in a jail booking photo.

GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN) – Be on the lookout for a man wearing a fedora and white gloves.

That was the limited description police had as they looked for a man who is accused of brandishing a firearm at a bar in East Multnomah County.

As deputies with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office looked for the man, Gresham police started getting reports that a man wearing a fedora and white gloves was following another driver. The fedora wearing suspect reportedly held a pistol out the window. He said something, to a couple of juveniles who were crossing the street, according to Gresham Police Sgt. Bob Fay.

Fay said officers were told that the man with the pistol actually pulled the trigger but the gun didn’t go off.

Employees at a fast food restaurant called police around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night after the man in the fedora showed up and started acting strange, Fay said. He was telling people at the fast food restaurant that he had been robbed.

The man left in a vehicle that was described a blue Subaru wagon, Fay said.

Fay said officers then got reports from employees at a gas station near E. Burnside and Southeast 82nd around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday of a man wearing a fedora, driving a blue wagon and claiming that he had been robbed.

Employees at the gas station called 911 after they saw a pistol inside the vehicle, Fay said.

Officers from Portland Police responded to look for the vehicle.

It was eventually located in the area of Northeast 9th and Northeast Davis.

Officers took the man into custody and arrested 33-year-old Ezequiel Solorio. He was charged with three counts of menacing and second-degree disorderly conduct.

Fay said the gun Solorio had was a BB gun but it was very realistic.

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