Shopkeeper pulls shotgun on customer in argument over watermelon price in Spain’s Costa Almeria

ACCUSATION: The customer claimed the shopkeeper had aimed a shotgun at their chest CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

A NIJAR shopkeeper is under arrest for pulling a shotgun on a customer when they got into an argument over the price of watermelon.
A Guardia Civil patrol on duty in the Campohermoso area stepped in after noticing a member of the public looking highly agitated. They told the officers they had been buying the fruit from a local shop and when there was a dispute over the cost, the shopkeeper went into a backroom, grabbed a 12-calibre shotgun and aimed it at their chest.
Terrified, the customer fled, which is when they ran into the Guardia.
The officers identified the shopkeeper as 48-year-old M J F M and seized the shotgun and two cartridges, one of which was in the chamber and ready to fire. They also found a belt pouch with 59 cartridges.
The 48-year-old faces charges for serious threats with a weapon.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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