Zbigniew (Jack) Pawlowski
Zbigniew (Jack) Pawlowski took his two children and a pellet gun to Ditmars Park in Astoria. After firing at a tree, he allowed his daughter to ride her bike around the park, aiming the weapon at 2-year-olds.
He was charged with reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest.
Who's overreacting now? A Queens dad who allegedly allowed his 5-year-old daughter aim a pellet gun at kids in a park — and later claimed upset parents were making something out of nothing — has been arrested, officials said Friday.
Zbigniew (Jack) Pawlowski was released Thursday after being charged with reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest, a spokesman for the Queens district attorney’s office said. He faces seven years in prison if convicted.
Pawlowski, 54, was with his daughter and 3-year-old son in Astoria’s Ditmars Park on Tuesday morning when he began firing a plastic pellet gun — which resembled a .38-caliber pistol — at a nearby tree. He then gave the pistol to his daughter, who rode around on her bicycle and aimed the gun at a pair of 2-year-olds, outraged parents claimed.