"Man pulls gun over size of new refrigerator, police say" by J.D. Capelouto Globe Correspondent May 03, 2016
When a refrigerator delivery went sour Saturday morning, a Roxbury man allegedly pulled a rifle on the servicemen and chased them out of the home, Boston police said.
John Mahoney, 48, is now charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition.
The delivery men arrived at the home on Folsom Avenue in Mission Hill on Saturday morning, and were scheduled to bring in a new refrigerator.
“When the delivery men attempted to deliver the fridge, the two male residents became upset when it was discovered that the new appliance was not the same size as the old refrigerator,” police said in a statement.
One of the men — later identified as Mahoney — then emerged with an “AK-47 style assault rifle” and pointed it at the men, the servicemen told police. He yelled at them to get out of the house, police believe.
Upon arrival about 10:20 a.m., the officers “ordered the two suspects out of the house, then conducted a protective sweep of the residence.”
While no firearm was found at the time, Mahoney was arrested and officers pursued a search warrant.
That night, a search warrant uncovered an unloaded rifle, two revolvers, a box containing 17 rounds of ammunition, and another box with 50 rounds of .38-caliber ammunition, police said.