A New Haven man was arrested yesterday after police said he threatened his former boss with a stolen gun at an auto shop in West Haven.
West Haven Police responded to Budget Transmission Auto Repair Shop at 950 Boston Post Road around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday to investigate a dispute between a former employee and the current manager, police said.
Police said the former employee, Jose Rodriguez, 32, of New Haven, was in the parking lot and returning to his vehicle when police arrived, and investigators learned that he might have pulled out a handgun during the argument.
Officers detained Rodriguez, but he refused to surrender his gun, according to police.
Officers did find a handgun under the seat and said it was similar to the one witnesses described, police said.
The gun had been stolen during a burglary in Milford.
Rodriquez was charged with breach of peace, criminal possess of a pistol/revolver, illegal possession of a weapon in motor vehicle and illegal carry of a pistol without a permit.
He was held on $100,000 bond and is due in court in Milford on June 17.