St. Louis police investigate 'trespassing' after couple aims guns at protesters outside home

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By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) - The couple who appeared to aim guns at protestors in the Central West End over the weekend, has filed a report with St. Louis Police alleging they saw protestors who were armed so they then armed themselves and called police.

The couple claims they saw a large group break an iron gate marked with, "No Trespassing" and "Private Street" signs.

Mark McCloskey, 63, and his wife Patricia, 61, say they told the group they were on a private street and to leave. That's when they claim, the group shouted obscenities at them.

here’s what happens when you march on Portland Place in St. Louis, MO they’re scared of their own community pic.twitter.com/Ng8qW1Pa6C

— avery (@averyrisch) June 29, 2020

In one video you can hear protestors urging others to ignore them and keep moving. 

St. Louis Police describe the incident in their report as, "Trespassing/Assault 4th Intimidation." Under suspect, the word unknown is written. 

The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's office tells KMOX, the incident is being investigated.

The marchers were angry at Mayor Lyda Krewson for reading aloud the names and addresses of several residents who wrote letters calling for defunding the police department. The group of at least 500 people chanted, “Resign, Lyda! Take the cops with you!”

Their home, which was featured in the local St. Louis Magazine after undergoing a renovation, is appraised at $1.15 million.

Does anyone recognize these two dangerously silly people? This is in St. Louis. pic.twitter.com/y64pg8Jyhu

— Bill Streeter (@billstreeter) June 29, 2020

KMOX knocked on their home, but there was no answer on Monday morning. Telephone numbers for the McCloskeys were busy or rang unanswered.

Video on social media showed protesters walking through the gate. It was unclear when it was damaged.

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