U-District

Attentive customer service gets employee threatened with gun

SEATTLE -- A bit of polite and attentive customer service got a store manager threatened with a gun last Tuesday in University Village, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the manager was working alone around 10:50 a.m. when a woman walked into the store. The manager asked the woman, "What brings you in today?"

The question apparently angered the woman, who opened her purse to reveal a black handgun, pointed at it and said, "You see this? This means to leave me alone," according to the report.

The victim later told officers she was so stunned and frightened she couldn't move. She watched as the woman started browsing the store, completing a full loop before leaving.

The manager was in a state of shock when a coworker arrived and didn't report the incident until an hour later. Even then, she was still crying and shaking, according to the report.