Standoff Suspect Denies Victim’s Claims
MENOMONEE FALLS – A spat between neighbors led to a Monday night standoff with police. Brian Dujmovic, 39, got upset with the man who lives across his street, Jason Stauber.
"He actually pulled out his weapon,” Stauber previously told TODAY’S TMJ4. “I'm wondering if next time, he'll use it,"
Stauber told police he was playing with a golf club in his front yard. Dujmovic said that made him upset. Dujmovic emerged with a rifle from his home. Dujmovic pointed the gun at Stauber, according to the police report.
"That is incorrect,” refutes Dujmovic.
Dujmovic would only speak with TODAY’S TMJ4 facing away from the camera, even though his face is public in a jail booking photo.
“I believe the police overreacted,” he said.
Dujmovic brought photos of boats, cars and motorcycles he repairs in his driveway to earn income. He claims he worries a golf ball hit from across the street could do damage to those vehicles.
TODAY’S TMJ4 reporter Tom Murray asked Dujmovic, “did you bring your gun out to send a message to your neighbor?”
“I'm not really going to comment on that,” he replied.
Dujmovic admits he brought the gun out, but insists he never pointed it at anyone. He was asked if neighbors should be afraid.
"Absolutely not,” he said.
Some neighbors disagree. One neighbor, fearing for his safety, spoke with TODAY’S TMJ4 on the condition his identity would be concealed.
“It was such a trivial incident that set him off in the first place and now we've got to walk around on eggshells because he's around,” the man said.
Dujmovic said neighbors are circulated a warning flyer about his legal records after he posted $20,000 bail for seven misdemeanor charges.
Police seized guns from Dujmovic’s house. He said there were more than a dozen. Dujmovic insists most of those weapons are from his dad's collection.
He said he has lived in the same Menomonee Falls home for three decades. Dujmovic now lives in that house with his mother, he said.