PORTERVILLE, Calif. (KFSN) -- Police are breathing a sigh of relief after chasing down a man who appeared to have a gun.
A Porterville police officer tried pulling over 38-year-old Jaime Ortiz on Friday night near Main and Orange.
Ortiz was riding a bike and when the officer tried to stop him, he jumped off the bike and ran away.
Police noticed he threw away what looked like a gun as officers chased him. They eventually caught and arrested Ortiz.
That's when they realized the gun that Ortiz threw was actually just a replica BB gun.
However, upon a deeper search, they found real ammunition inside of the fake gun.
Ortiz is a convicted felon who isn't allowed to own ammunition, so police booked him on weapons and evasion charges.
Police also say Ortiz was under the influence of drugs during this chase.
Porterville Police arrest man on weapons and evasion charges after chase
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