Police are looking to identify a man who got into a verbal argument and threatened to kill an employee at a local pizza shop recently.
Employees of Carmine's Pizzeria on West Chester Pike in Newtown Square reported to police on July 17 that a man assaulted and threatened an employee, according to Newtown Township Police.
A white, heavy set man with dark hair went into the pizza shop to the rear bar area and ordered a beer, according to police, the man was served and he sat at the bar drinking his beer.
After drinking about half of the beer, the man walked toward the front of the store to the main cash register area and tossed money on the counter, according to police.
Words were exchanged between the man and an employee and the two got into a verbal argument, according to police, and the man leaned forward, grasped the employee's shirt, saying "I am going to kill you."
The employee backed away and the man started knocking the computer screen and other register components across the counter onto the floor, according to police.
The man then ran after the employee by climbing over the counter and as he did so, he knocked over the tip jar, smashing it to the ground, according to police, the man, now on the employee’s side of the counter, walked back behind the counters, followed the employee into the storage area and eventually out the rear door.
After another verbal confrontation at the rear of the store the man walked back up to the front of the store where he left through the front doors and drove off, according to police.
Police reviewed surveillance video from the store and noted that the man did not make any attempts to rob the store but appeared to be upset with customer service and got into an argument with the employee, according to police.
The glass the man was drinking from was taken into evidence in the hopes that police would be able to lift any fingerprints for possible identification, according to police.
The total cost of damages to the store was unknown.
The man is described as a white, heavy set man with dark hair, and was wearing a white golf shirt along with dark pants and dark shoes. He was driving a dark colored vehicle possibly a black Dodge Charger, according to police.