NICEVILLE - Police were summoned to a fast-food restaurant after receiving reports of a man displaying a gun.
On July 21 the Niceville Police Department dispatched officers to the Chick-Fil-A on John Sims Parkway after*an employee*reported a man wearing an orange T-shirt and jeans, weighing about 350 pounds, with red hair, was armed with a handgun and displaying it inside the business.
When they arrived officers found a man who matched the description and moved toward him. They asked the man to step outside so they could talk to him. The man said, "Before we do, can I show you something?" and reached toward his waistline. The officer grabbed his hand and told him not to reach toward his pants for any reason.
An officer asked the man if he were armed with a gun. The man said he was and*had a concealed weapon permit. They went outside to continue the conversation.
The officer removed the man's wallet from his back pocket so he could show them his weapons permit. The permit stipulates that the gun must not be visible and remain concealed at all times. The man said he made "a bad judgment call."
The officers returned his documents and his gun, a .22-caliber revolver. Chick-Fil-A, however, didn't want him on the property and asked the officer to issue him a trespass warning.