The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a person down, inside of his vehicle at the overflow parking lot, facing Mercer University Drive, of the Macon Mall around 3:30p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The caller, an off duty Emergency Medical Technician, stated that a man in a white Ford F-150 truck was found unresponsive inside of his vehicle. The man woke up and retrieved a handgun from his glove box. The E.M.T. backed away from the vehicle and notified deputies of what he had seen.

Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies, Firemen from the Macon-Bibb Fire Department, and Paramedics were called to the area, unsure of the man’s intentions.  The man appeared to be disoriented and did not communicate with any of the deputies or first responders. The parking lots surrounding the back area of the mall were blocked to help ensure the safety of the public and deputies continued to try and talk with the man who was inside of the truck.

A family member called the man and spoke with him on his cellphone and persuaded the man to turn himself over to deputies. The 31-year-old male from Kathleen got out of the truck and walked over to nearby Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies. Once the deputies deemed that the incident was safe, paramedics were called over to check on the man’s mental and medical condition. It was later found that Kathleen man had a medical condition that caused him to become extremely disoriented.

The man was transported to a local hospital for additional treatment for his medical condition.  No charges will be filed.