A Connecticut man was taken into custody by Hamden police after he allegedly pointed a gun at Family Dollar customers who didn’t say “thank you” when he held the door open for them, WTNH reports. Seems like 25-year-old Joshua Murray is a big fan of good manners.
- The incident happened mid-day on Saturday, July 16. Murray held the door open for two female customers at the Family Dollar on Dixwell Avenue at around 3:15 p.m. When the women didn’t thank him for his kind gesture, a witness reports that Murray got angry and took out a gun and pointed it at them.
- Murray wasn’t supposed to have the gun. In addition to it being illegal to point guns at people, Murray also did not have a permit for the weapon, which is a felony.
- Police responded to the scene and took Murray into custody. Of course, they had to find him first. By the time they caught up with him, he was roughly half a mile away from the scene of the crime. He also refused to be arrested peacefully and is said to have “interfered” with the arresting officers before eventually being taken in.
- Murray is now facing serious charges. He’s been charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, two counts of breach of peace in the second degree, and interfering with a police officer. He’s being held on $25,000 bond and will appear in Meriden Superior Court on August 2.