Man held at gunpoint by off-duty cop over purchased Mentos: ‘My wife could be a widow’

An off-duty police officer pulled his gun on a customer in a Southern California convenience store while mistakenly accusing the customer of stealing a pack of Mentos, The Orange County Register reported. The incident occurred more than a month ago, but newly released surveillance footage has shed new light on the situation, which the customer, 49-year-old Jose Arreola, said still haunts him. “It’s been a month and I still can’t shake it,” Arreola told The OC Register. “I thought my wife could be a widow.” https://youtu.be/W316slPMVQE What happened? Arreola stopped at a Chevron station in Buena Park to get cash on the way to a club, and he also purchased a pack of Mentos for his wife. The March 16 surveillance video shows Arreola paying for the mints. Then, an off-duty police officer walks into the store as Arreola is standing at the check-out counter putting the candy in his jacket pocket as the clerk gets …

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