Utah Police Chief Placed On Leave After Yelling At Walmart Employees

Yelling profanities at store employees is frowned upon by the Perry, Utah police department, so the Chief has found himself with a little extra vacation time this holiday season after he got into an altercation at a Walmart in another Utah town. The Chief was placed on paid administrative leave while police investigate the innocent.

KSL Salt Lake City reports the Chief became indignant when a 70-year-old Walmart greeter asked for a receipt as he headed out the door. He allegedly swore at the greeter and kept the receipt to himself as he headed to the parking lot. He also threatened to injure a security guard and yelled at police officers who entered the scene, declining to identify himself as a law enforcement officer.

The Chief allegedly became angriest when store employees pointed at items in his shopping cart.

“Point at anything again and I will whoop your (expletive) (expletive),” the Chief said, according to an onlooker.

The Chief is facing charges of disorderly conduct and failing to identify to a police officer.

Perry police chief on leave for altercation with Walmart greeter [KSL]
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