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A call about two suspicious men outside an apartment building led to a police chase and weapons charges.

According to Kenosha Police Sgt. Matt Strelow, a woman called police Tuesday at 11:55 p.m. about a silver vehicle with temporary plates in a parking lot in the 4900 block of 36th Avenue.

The woman said the driver and the passenger were wearing masks.

Strelow said an officer dispatched to the area saw a vehicle that matched the description leaving the area. The officer followed without activating emergency lights and saw the vehicle strike a parked car, at which point the passenger got out and fled on foot as the vehicle continued.

The officer pursued the car until it struck a curb at 50th Street and 34th Avenue, the driver then fleeing on foot. The officer chased the man and took him into custody.

A loaded handgun was found in the abandoned vehicle.

Christopher Watkins Jr., 30, of Kenosha, was charged Wednesday with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing police. He is being held on $5,000 bond.

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