Officer Pulls Gun On Suspected Mint Thief


Security camera footage shows an off-duty police officer pull a gun on a man he suspected of stealing Mentos at a California gas station.  It happened in March in Buena Park when Jose Arreola stopped to get cash from an ATM and pick up the mints for his wife. The footage shows Arreola hand the cashier a $20 dollar-bill and pocket the mints while waiting for change.  

The officer, standing behind him, immediately pulled a gun and demanded Arreola put the mints, worth $1.19 cents back on the counter.  He tried to explain he had paid for the mints but the officer told him to take his change and leave.  Arreola says the entire incident was traumatic and he's suing the local police department.


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