A 36-year-old man, facing a slew of charges, was found asleep on a bus at the East Transfer Point on Madison's far east side Wednesday morning.
Madison police said Gerald R. Hopewell, of Madison, sold fake marijuana, which turned out to be oregano, to another man while at the South Transfer Point on Wednesday morning.
The two men then got on a Metro bus, police said. While traveling, Hopewell started to demand more money from the victim, police said. He then pointed the barrel of a handgun at the man he had just done business with. Luckily for the victim, Hopewell kept nodding off.
Hopewell soon passed out, allowing the victim to grab the cord to stop the bus, police said. He got off and called 911.
Police found Hopewell sound asleep at the East Transfer Point at about 8:30 a.m. Police said they found a .357 magnum handgun from the backpack of the sleeping criminal.