A customer came into Gerow’s Auto Service in Belfast, NY, recently and demanded that the technicians fix his wife’s 2004 Isuzu Axiom. According to the shop owner, the shop had previously worked on the vehicle and now the vehicle had a blown engine. The man apparently felt that the shop was to blame for his wife’s car problems.
Below is the article as it appeared on the Wellsville Daily Reporter website.
Caneadea man aims gun at repair man, demands his wife’s car be fixed
By Brian Quinn
Dec 29, 2011
BELFAST – A man with a 12-gauge shotgun came into Gerow’s Auto Service Monday allegedly demanding mechanics service his wife’s vehicle, a 2004 Isuzu Axiom. He left the Main Street shop under arrest on two counts of second-degree menacing and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Aaron M. Morton, 24, of Caneadea, posted $2,500 bail Tuesday and was released from the county jail, corrections officers said. He is due to appear Jan. 24 in Belfast Town Court.
Gerow’s owner, Justin Gerow, a witness to the incident, said Tuesday a truck was being worked on when Morton entered the shop. Gerow said four people were there at the time Morton, Gerow, one of Morton’s cousins and a friend of Gerow’s who did not work at the auto shop. Another cousin of Morton’s arrived at some point, Gerow said.
The shop owner said they later found out the shotgun was not loaded.
To read the entire article on the Wellsville Daily Reporter website, visit http://www.wellsvilledaily.com/state_news/x1569726993/Man-wields-gun-at-repair-shop.