Cops: Gwinnett man threatens coworker with fake gun, says it’s a joke
By Amanda C. Coyne, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Jan 10, 2019
A Loganville man threatened his coworker with an airsoft gun, but told officers it was intended as a joke, according to a Gwinnett County police report.
Jeremiah David Pike, 24, has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the incident. He was also charged with possession of drug-related objects because officers said they found a “bong” and a grinder in Pike’s car.
Pike was bothering a female coworker at a pet supply company in Suwanee throughout the day on Jan. 4, a police report says. The woman told police that she eventually told him to leave her alone. About 10 minutes later, he came back, she said. When she told him to leave, he said “Why are you so freaking mean to me?” and pulled out an airsoft gun with the orange tip removed, according to a police report. The orange tip indicates that it is not a real firearm.
Pike “exhibited an angry face” and told the woman, “I’m sick of your (expletive)” as he pointed the gun at her, the report says. The woman believed it was a real gun and reported the action to a manager. The manager fired Pike and called 911.
When officers arrived, Pike told them he was “joking around” with the woman and “thought it was funny,” according to the police report. Officers examined the gun and found it was not loaded.
Pike was arrested and transported to the Gwinnett County Detention Center. He was released the next day on $3,600 bond.