LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — A man who pointed a gun at a pizza employee because he was unhappy with his order, is under arrest, according to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred Feb. 11, at a pizza restaurant located at 6050 Singleton Road in unincorporated Norcross.
On Friday, March 2, at around 5:30 p.m., law enforcement partners at the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office tracked down and captured Trontavious D. Tate, 19, of Stone Mountain. Tate had four outstanding warrants, one of which stemmed from pointing a firearm at a pizza employee on Feb. 11.
The arrest took place at 5296 Hunt Club Run in unincorporated Norcross. After Tate was taken into custody, he was transported to the Gwinnett County Jail.
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Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tate walked into the restaurant to complain about his order. The employee took his pizza and made a new one. After the employee fixed the order, he told the customer to have a great day. According to police, Tate turned around and said, “Do you think this is funny?” Tate was captured on video walking outside to his car and returned holding a gun. The customer shoved two computer monitors down and pointed the firearm at the employee. Tate was seen fleeing in a black four-door Honda.
“Another excellent job by our super stellar Fugitive Unit!” reads a post on the sheriff’s Facebook page. “They literally just nabbed the suspect wanted by GCPD for recently pointing a firearm at a pizza employee in Norcross. We appreciate our deputies working this case so diligently. They caught this guy because they followed every lead and conducted some serious surveillance and we’re glad that he’s off the street so that he can’t point a gun at anyone else.”
Photos courtesy Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department