A 69-year-old Wayne County man and his daughter were arrested during a dance school recital Sunday afternoon at Kleinhans Music Hall for allegedly taking a loaded .32 caliber handgun into the hall, Buffalo police said Monday.
Dwight R. Seufert of Jackson School Road, Lyons in Wayne County, and his daughter Karen L. Stefaniak, 43, of Dash Street, Buffalo were both charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree and reckless endangerment in the first degree about 2:15 p.m. Sunday after hall security called Buffalo police. The initial report was seeing “what appeared to be the outline of a gun” on Seufert’s left hip.
As Seufert was being searched, he allegedly pushed a police lieutenant “and other officers and became belligerent,” according to a police report. Police reportedly found Seufert’s daughter had the loaded handgun in a black nylon bag. Police reported finding eight rounds of ammunition in the handgun with Seufert having a 7-round magazine in his vest pocket.
Both were also charged with tampering with physical evidence, harassment, disorderly conduct and endangering the welfare of a child.