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Teen accused of holding boss at gunpoint over cash payment

September 12, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teenager is accused of holding his boss at gunpoint and demanding he be paid in cash.

The Fayetteville Observer reports 18-year-old Joshua Caleb Hunt is charged with kidnapping and discharging a firearm to cause fear. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says Hunt’s boss, Robert Lockamy, told authorities Hunt called out of work Friday and hadn’t picked up his paycheck.

Lockamy says Hunt entered the business Monday and began yelling. He says Hunt pulled out a gun and fired into the floor before demanding he be paid in cash. Lockamy says he told Hunt he didn’t have cash, but the check already was written. Authorities say Hunt then walked Lockamy at gunpoint to where the check was kept and took it.

It’s unclear if Hunt has a lawyer.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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