Man who panicked Ontario Mills shoppers with false gunman report sentenced to 7 months in jail


A man who ran through the Ontario Mills mall on Memorial Day yelling “He has a gun” when no gunman existed — creating a panic that injured some customers — has been sentenced to about seven months in county jail.

Angel Morin, 44, of Rancho Cucamonga pleaded no contest to one count of reporting a false emergency causing injury on Monday. Nov. 6, the Ontario Police Department said.

San Bernardino County Superior Court records show Morin was sentenced to one year and four months in jail. He was given 281 days’ credit for time served, leaving about 204 days for him to serve.

Marin yelled “gun” and “He has a gun” in the mall, police said.

“Marin’s reckless actions caused guests to panic and run throughout the mall, causing injury to some of the patrons,” a police news release said.

An anonymous tip led to Marin’s arrest on June 19, police said.


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