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New Westminster restaurant owner threatened with stun gun

Last Updated Jan 7, 2021 at 5:15 pm PDT

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Summary

A group of three people apparently tried to leave a pizza place in New Westminster without paying their bill

A restaurant owner trying to stop people from dining and dashing was threatened with a stun gun

NEW WESTMINSTER (NEWS 1130) — A restaurant owner was threatened with a stun gun by a customer refusing to pay a dinner bill Wednesday night, according to police.

A group of three people apparently tried to leave a pizza place in New Westminster’s Queensborough neighbourhood around 8 p.m.

“Having not paid their bill, they were confronted by the restaurant owner about payment,” reads a release from the New Westminster Police Department.

“One of the diners allegedly produced a stun gun, sparked it, and asked the restaurant owner if he wanted to die over a $200 bill.”

Restaurant staff called 911 but when police arrived the defiant diners had left.

Later that night, police were called out because “two people were refusing to leave another man’s home,” police say.

“Upon arriving to the residence officers saw the trio at this home matched the descriptions of the people at the restaurant earlier that evening.”

One man was arrested, and charges of assault with a weapon and uttering threats have been recommended to Crown counsel.