A former employee of a Canton gas station is claiming that his boss held a gun to his forehead and fired him for allegedly giving away food and lottery tickets to his friends.
Canton police are investigating the alleged incident at the BP service station at Ford and Haggerty roads and the employer, 25, faces possible criminal charges, the Observer & Eccentric reports. None of the parties in the dispute, which occurred Monday, has been identified.
The former employee, a 23-year-old Westland man, said his boss climbed up a ladder in the back office of the station, concealed a surveillance video camera and then threatened him with a handgun. His boss also allegedly punched him in the chest and ordered him out of the gas station.
The Westland man said the only item he had given away without charging a customer was a container of Muscle Milk he had given to his brother.
The man’s boss said that he had received harassing text messages from the former employee after firing for the alleged theft of the lottery tickets and food. He also denied covering the surveillance video cameras or having a handgun.
However, a police search turned up an unloaded handgun in a filing cabinet drawer inside the gas station.
The employer was taken into custody.