Man arrested at Goodyear polling location for filming and carrying BB gun

GOODYEAR, AZ - A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for filming inside a polling location and carrying a BB gun.

Glendale police said the incident happened around 12:35 p.m. Tuesday at the Desert Springs Community Church near Indian School and Litchfield roads.

Brad Luebke, 37, was arrested after he refused to cooperate with polling workers who asked him to leave the location and stop filming.

According to court documents, Luebke told police he went to the polling place "to vote and also record how voting is done."

Luebke admitted to police he "expected a reaction" for showing voters the BB gun.

His behavior, according to police, frightened voters, one of whom was at the polling station with her six-year-old daughter. After three people asked Luebke to leave, police say he became "even more upset and asserted his constitutional right to be there."


Luebke was arrested and will be charged with three counts of disorderly conduct, misconduct involving weapons and recording within 75 feet of a polling place.

No injuries were reported in the incident.


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