Car wash employee held at gunpoint

Photo: Max Kleinen, Unsplash

A car wash employee in Ohio had the scare of his life recently after a customer pulled a gun on him. The reason? The gate to the car wash was malfunctioning and wouldn’t open.

The worker told the police that on July 22 a customer drove a pickup truck to the Zoom Express Car Wash in Brook Park in the late afternoon. But the gate refused to open. The employee then talked to the man, and the two started arguing.

At some point, the suspect (a 38-year-old resident of Brook Park) pointed a 9mm semiautomatic pistol at the employee and started shouting a racial slur. He then drove away.

Security video backed up the story of the employee. The tape also showed a woman in the passenger seat of the truck. You could see her hand take hold of the man’s hand as he pointed the weapon.

Police obtained the truck’s license plate number from the video and identified the man. He was later arrested.

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Author: Rene Passet

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