Police looking for man who reportedly brandished a gun at the Detroit Lakes Walmart
Authorities are looking for a man who allegedly brandished a gun at the Detroit Lakes Walmart hair salon, Smart Style. Tamera Davidson was cutting a client's hair when she says a young man came in and started chatting with her. "He seemed like a ...
Authorities are looking for a man who allegedly brandished a gun at the Detroit Lakes Walmart hair salon, Smart Style.
Tamera Davidson was cutting a client's hair when she says a young man came in and started chatting with her.
"He seemed like a nice kid at first, and he said he needed a hair cut," said Davidson. "He didn't come right out and say he didn't have any money but he kind of hinted that he wanted a free one."
Davidson says the man left for a while, but came back and stood right behind her as she worked.
"I tried to ignore him, but then he goes, 'I need a free cut because I spent too much money. Do you want to see what I spent my money on?' And so I was like, 'Uh, OK, what'd you buy?'"
That's when Davidson says the man pulled a gun that looked like a pistol out of his pocket half way.
Shaking, Davidson says she tried to keep her cool.
"So I was like, 'Well, what are you going to shoot?' And he was like, 'What do you think?'"
That's when Davidson says she mouthed the words to her client to call 9-1-1, while she continued to make small talk with the man for about five minutes.
She says she told him she was married because he was hitting on her and implying they should be Facebook friends.
Davidson walked away from the man to tell her co-worker to call police as well.
That's when she says the man left.
When Detroit Lakes police and Minnesota State Patrol arrived on the scene, several officers searched the store for the man but were unable to locate him.
Detroit Lakes Police Chief Tim Eggebraaten says they know who the man is and are looking for him, but are not sure if he would even be criminally charged with anything at this point.
"The girls were obviously pretty scared because it's not a normal thing to do, but basically, if you're doing it to intimidate somebody, it could be disorderly conduct or even higher," said Eggebraaten, adding that they will be discussing the manner with the county attorney to decide if there were any laws broken.