How cream cheese led this Florida man to pull a gun on a Starbucks employee


How cream cheese led this Florida man to pull a gun on a Starbucks employee

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A Florida man was so upset about not getting the cream cheese he desired that he threatened a Starbucks employee with a gun, authorities say.

It just so happened that the employee was the daughter of the local police chief. 

“Forget about the badge, forget about the title, that’s my child,” said Delma Noel-Pratt, who heads the Miami Gardens department. “And I thought about, am I going to see her again? Is she OK? Of course, she was upset, she was crying, and so I had to go into mom mode.” 

Omar Wright is charged with aggravated assault and armed robbery. Police say he created “a well-founded fear in the victim leading her to believe that if she didn’t give him the cream cheese, whether he pays for it or not, her life was being put at risk.” 

What does Wright have to say about the incident?

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