Posted on July 21, 2022

Man Pulls Gun on Women Who Didn’t Thank Him for Holding Door Open

Andrew Stanton, Newsweek, July 17, 2022

A25-year-old Connecticut man on Saturday allegedly pulled out a gun on two women because they did not thank him for holding a door open for them, according to local police.

Law enforcement responded to a Hamden Family Dollar store at about 3:15 p.m. after receiving a report that a man was pointing a gun at two customers outside of the store, the Hamden Police Department wrote in a statement.

When officers arrived, a witness told police that a man, later identified as Joshua Murray, allegedly pointed a gun at the women for whom he held a door open. They told officers he allegedly grew irate after they did not say thank you, according to the statement.

Joshua Murray

Joshua Murray

When police located Murray, they allegedly found a firearm on him, and when they arrested him, he allegedly interfered. However, nobody suffered any injuries, the statement said.

More details about the incident, including the identities of the victims, have not been released by police. Hamden is a town of more than 60,000 people located just north of New Haven.

Murray is charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, two counts of second-degree breach of peace, and interfering with a police officer. {snip}