Henrico doughnut store worker remembers ‘stunning’ pepper spray incident caught on digicam
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — An worker at a Henrico County doughnut store is opening up in regards to the scary expertise of being pepper sprayed at work.
At round 8:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, an unknown man walked into Nation Type Donuts on the 8900 block of West Broad Road in Western Henrico and took intention on the staff inside.
The incident was caught on the store’s safety digicam footage. In it, a person will be seen reaching throughout the counter and spraying Tucker’s coworker instantly within the face with pepper spray.
“My coworker was taking good care of prospects, no downside or bother. I had simply taken a second to take a seat down within the again,” stated Alexander Tucker, head baker at Nation Type Donuts. “Then, simply all of the sudden, I hear him scream my identify and a loud booming coming from our door.”
The video then exhibits the person yelling “come right here” on the worker as they attempt to flee. The suspect then begins to go towards the door that leads into the again of the store. The person opened the door and ran into the again room, coming face-to-face with Tucker.
“Earlier than I even had an opportunity to not less than do something, he had already had me pepper-sprayed and immobilized,” Tucker stated. “Fortunately for me, it didn’t get in my eyes or my mouth. However both approach, I wouldn’t advocate it to a soul to strive that.”
The person sprayed each Tucker and his coworker earlier than strolling out of the store with out taking something. Each are okay, however are left shaken up and questioning who would do one thing like this and why.
“Nobody misplaced their lives. Nothing was stolen,” stated Tucker. “It was only a very unusual predicament the place somebody who may need psychological points simply thought that he was about to have hurt to him, and he simply introduced upon his personal justice.”
Proprietor of Nation Type Donuts, Nader Nassereddine, stated he couldn’t imagine this occurred at his store to his staff. He stated they don’t know who this man was or what he wished, however they’re grateful the state of affairs didn’t escalate any additional.
“It’s simply stunning, as a result of, you recognize, this normally doesn’t occur right here. It’s a household place. It’s a household restaurant,” Nassereddine stated. “It’s simply unlucky that this occurs. One dangerous apple, you recognize, simply tries to break it for everyone. However we’re not going to let that discourage us, and we’re going to maneuver ahead and carry on going.”
Anybody with data associated to this incident is requested to contact the Henrico County Division of Police at 804-501-5000.