• Joshua Murray pulled a pistol on two women customers at a store
  • The suspect then fled the scene but was arrested later
  • He was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit

Hamden, Connecticut -- A Connecticut man has been arrested for pulling a gun on two female customers at a departmental store. He was reportedly upset with the women because they didn't thank him for holding the door open for them.

Police arrived at a Family Dollar outlet in Hamden after receiving a report that an individual was aiming a gun at customers in front of the store Saturday afternoon, the Hartford Courant reported, citing authorities.

"A witness reported that the suspect was upset that two women did not say thank you to him for holding a door open for them," an officer told the Hartford Courant.

The suspect, who was identified as 25-year-old Joshua Murray from New Haven, brandished a pistol at once when the two women didn't say thank you to him. He fled the scene when other customers raised an alarm but was arrested at a nearby street. Police found that he didn't have a valid gun license.

Murray allegedly tried to interfere with the officers during his arrest, New York Daily News reported. No one was injured during the melee.

Murray was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, two counts of second-degree breach of peace and interfering with a police officer. He was being held on a $25,000 bail and was scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 2.

Earlier this year, a New Mexico woman was arrested after she pulled a gun on the driver of another vehicle as she was upset with his pro-vaccine bumper sticker. The unidentified driver, who had a bumper sticker that displayed his vaccination status, was at a red light when the suspect, Christina Blair, started chasing his car even though the former had given her a hand signal to move past him. Blair allegedly also threw water bottles at the driver. Shocked by her actions, the man said he accidentally backed into Blair's car, which escalated the clash. She was later arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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