Police in Bellingham, Wash., have arrested a man accused of pointing a handgun at a pregnant woman because she was smoking a cigarette.

Police spokesman Mark Young said a man reportedly stopped his blue pickup truck Wednesday to shout at a 28-year-old smoker on a sidewalk, Who the heck smokes when they're pregnant? The woman replied, I do.

She later told police she's about eight months pregnant.

Young says after more words were exchanged, the man is accused of pulling out a handgun and pointing it at the woman. He drove off and she called 911.

When police stopped a blue pickup a short time later, Young says the driver acknowledged confronting the woman but denied pulling a gun. Police found two semiautomatic .45-caliber handguns in the center console.

The spokesman says the 24-year-old was arrested for investigation of pointing a gun.

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