Man Pulls Weapon after Disagreement with Presidential Out Come

Burbank Police Chevrolet Caprice with new door emblem, new strobes in the mirrors, strobes in the front push bars, backseat cage and more. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police were called to Joe’s Bar located at 4311 W. Magnolia Blvd few minutes after 4:00 pm,  regarding a “man with a gun.” 20160114_124626_resized

Witnesses and victims at the scene told officers there was an argument between two men inside the bar over the recent presidential election and illegal immigration.

One of the men brandished a gun and left the location with another person in a vehicle.

Burbank Police Officers checking the area located the suspects  within a couple of minutes standing outside a vehicle at California Street and Chandler Blvd.

One of the men, Martin Pena – a 41 year-old Van Nuys resident, was arrested for being an ex-con in possession of a firearm and brandishing a firearm.  The other man, Mark Van Dergeugten – a 47 year-old Granada HIlls resident, was booked for driving under the influence.

Burbank Police Impounded both suspects cars as evidence.



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  1. Shame on you for this headline. The word should be “over,” not “with,” especially since the story does not include whether the man who brandished the gun was the one who was unhappy with the election outcome. This headline is inaccurate and incendiary.

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