Fired employee: 'I'm going home to get my gun and I'll be back'

Published: Jul. 18, 2013 at 4:25 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 18, 2013 at 5:06 PM EDT
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Shyrome Jaquane Johnson
Shyrome Jaquane Johnson

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say they have arrested a former employee of the King Street Grille accused of telling a manager at the restaurant that he would return to the business with a gun.

The Charleston Police Department arrested 23-year-old Shyrome Jaquane Johnson of North Charleston on Wednesday and charged him with intimidation.

Johnson's arrest stems from an incident that happened on April 28 at the King Street Grille on 304 King Street. An assistant manager at the restaurant said Johnson shoved him and said,"No [one] fires me, I quit."

A police report states after a witness stepped between the two men, Johnson grabbed a 10-inch butcher knife and held it in the victim's face and said,"I don't get paid enough at this job to put up with this. I'm going home to get my gun and I'll be back."

Authorities say Johnson then threw the knife down and ran out of the back door.

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