A Piggly Wiggly customer threatened an employee with a box cutter Wednesday night, Columbus police said.
An officer working security at the 1807 S. Lumpkin Road business was approached by a manager about the threat around 10 p.m., reports state.
According to police, the suspect bought several items and a 20-year-old employee bagged them and slid the bags toward the suspect. The suspect “took the sliding of the bags offensive” and started arguing with the employee, pulling a box cutter from his pants, cursing and threatening to cut the employee.
The officer smelled alcohol when he approached the suspect, who told the officer he’d had a few beers that day. The officer found the box cutter after patting down the suspect, police said.
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The employee declined to press charges, reports state.