Sunday, April 6, 2014
Police were called to a local restaurant because one employee saw another employee with a gun under his apron.
They responded and questioned the employee, who said he did have a gun in his waistband. The gun was removed from his person and police asked him why he was carrying one.
He said he had been threatened by another employee’s husband.
According to the police report, the man did not have a concealed weapons permit to carry the gun.
He explained to officers that a female he works with was badgering him about doing work that he felt like he had already done. For example, she told him he knew how to garnish a plate and that he should be doing it properly. She then left him a note, fussing at him about the silverware and he felt like he had dealt with the silverware properly. He called the employee in question, and when he did, her husband picked up the phone. The husband allegedly told the man that if he called and bothered his wife again, he would pay. The man asked the husband if that was a threat and the husband said it was a promise, the report said.
The man was arrested for unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon and taken to jail.
According to one of the restaurant owners, this suspect had received complaints for not following directions given to him by other employees. He had also been brought in on a special meeting with the owner and the female co-worker who was directing him. He was advised to followed her directions and told he was being written up. According to the report, this made him upset.
Rumors allegedly started flying around the business that he was going to carry a gun to work, and sure enough, when the head chef saw the bulge, the rumors proved true, according to the report.
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