Man Denied Service at Adult Club Comes Back With Gun: Police

Monday, Jan 7, 2013  |  Updated 3:53 PM EDT
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Man Denied Service at Adult Club Comes Back With Gun: Police

John Alberino is accused of bringing a gun to an adult club after he was denied service and asked to leave.

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New Haven police have charged a 50-year-old East Haven man accused of showing up with a gun at an adult entertainment venue after being denied service.

Just after midnight on Saturday, New Haven police responded to the Key Club and heard arguing from the front door.

A man was yelling at the doorman and demanding to know why he'd been refused service and asked to leave, police said. The doorman told the officer that the man, identified as John Alberino, had caused a disturbance inside and wasn't welcome there, police said.

The officer determined that nothing serious had happened and told Alberino to leave.

Alberino left, police said. 

About half an hour later, police said they saw Alberino drive back by the Key Club. They approached and found the doorman behind the door as Alberino was yelling at him, police said.

Police ordered Alberino to shut off the car, but he refused and tried driving off, police said.

Officers pulled Alberino from the car, handcuffed him and found a loaded Glock .45 caliber pistol on the passenger seat, police said.

The doorman told officers that Alberino had driven up, pointed a gun at him from inside the car, told him he wanted to have a talk with him and said, "I got something for you," the doorman told police.

He told officers he was afraid that he'd be shot and went inside as police arrived.

Alberino had no identification or pistol permit on him and said they were at home, police said.

His wife arrived minutes later with the items.

John Alberino was arrested and charged with threatening in the second degree, breach of peace in the second degree, failure to carry a pistol permit and four motor vehicle violations. The gun was turned into the property room at headquarters and the car was released to the wife.

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