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New Westminster pizza joint owner threatened with stun gun over unpaid bill

“This kind of intimidating behaviour is not tolerated in New Westminster”

New Westminster police arrested a man Wednesday after a restaurant owner claimed to have had a stun gun pulled on him and his life threatened during a confrontation with a group of dine-and-dashers.

Police say the incident happened around 8 p.m. at a Queensborough pizza restaurant.

The restaurant owner told police that he chased down three diners as they were leaving his restaurant to confront them over an unpaid $200 bill. That’s when one of the three allegedly pulled out a stun gun, sparked it, and asked the restaurant owner if he wanted to die over a $200 bill.

“This kind of intimidating behaviour is not tolerated in New Westminster,” stated NWPD Sgt. Sanjay Kumar. “The restaurant staff did the right thing by not taking matters into your own hands and calling 911.”

Later that evening, police were called to a New Westminster residence after receiving a report that two people were refusing to leave another man’s home. Police say the three people in the home matched the description of the pizza joint trio and one man was arrested.

His name has not been released as charges have not yet been laid, but police recommending to Crown he be charged with one count of assault with a weapon and one count of uttering threats.

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