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.”
What started as a dinner in#NewWest's Queensborough neighbourhood apparently ended w/a restaurant owner being threatened w/a stun gun last night. @NewWestPD say 3 diners refused to pay their $200 bill. When the owner confronted them, 1 of the trio allegedly pulled a stun gun. 1/x
— Ria Renouf (@riarenouf) January 7, 2021
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.