Basic etiquette was lacking when two women failed to express gratitude to a gentleman outside a dollar store in Hamden, Connecticut. Joshua Murray, 25, held the door for them to enter the store and what did he get in response? Utter silence. Did he let the courteous gesture go unnoticed? No, the display of chivalry was replaced with a fit of rage when he pointed a gun in their direction.
His violent behavior was enough to grasp their attention. They were startled by the stranger and cops were alerted to the store to handle the man who felt unappreciated. Gratitude was the last feeling on the cop’s mind, as they soon discovered that he not only pointed a gun at the woman but he didn’t have a permit for the weapon. He was arrested promptly for the felony.
In the impulse of his emotions, he revealed a pistol that should never have been in his hands. Unfortunately for him, forgetting to say “thank you” isn’t a crime but a gun without a permit is most definitely an offense.
Thankfully, no one was injured and he was “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 is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court and was held on a $25,000 bond.”
As for the ladies, sometimes it takes a criminal to teach manners that parents forget to model.