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Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired


This news story was published on July 17, 2019.
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ALBERT LEA, MN — An Albert Lea man was fired from his job and evidently returned to the scene with a shotgun to find his supervisor.
On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at about 12:53PM, the Albert Lea Police Department responded to 505 Front St W (Lou-Rich) per a terroristic threats concern received via Freeborn County Dispatch.  The reporting person stated a male former employee, who had been dismissed from employment that morning, entered the premises with a shotgun intending to threaten a supervisor.  The male left the scene prior to officer’s arrival – causing no further harm to employees.  Officers located the male at his residence in the 1000 block of Fountain Street W.  Officers apprehended 37-year-old Phillip Jonathan Martinez without further harm to himself or others at 3:01PMfee.
Assisting the Albert Lea police department was: Albert Lea Fire Rescue, Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Department of Natural Resources.

Martnez, Phillip Jonathan

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13 Responses to Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 19, 2019 at 8:47 am

    For all the he accomplished if he had taken a nine iron back to work, he wouldn’t be in trouble.

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    July 18, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Concerning Anonymous, July 17, 2019, 10:16am Sounds like a man who goes thru life scared of his own shadow. Worried about everyone he sees and is afraid they are going to draw a weapon and start blasting left and right. I have always thought that the concealed carry students should be required to take a psych. evaul. to be able to carry a handgun. Just goes to show any crazy can carry if he takes the class.

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      July 19, 2019 at 10:22 am

      Nobody like the person you made up in your head exists. nobody is living in fear of everyone they see or meet. youre just being a jackas* and you know it. what class? Also no. not just any “crazy” can carry. there are back ground checks with the fbi state and local police as well as some type of state board i forget what they do so sorry, look it up.. The sheriff signs the card. You need to grow up, who really sounds paranoid here? the person who simply said when someone points a shotgun at someone innocent they are a dangerous criminal probably deserve to die, or the moron who tries to paint anyone who would dare consider concealed carry or actually stopping an aggressive dangerous homicidal person as some sort of mentally unstable shit bird? grow up little liberal, youre becoming as venomous and ignorant as your republican friends. It makes me sad that people like you who clearly dont support the 2nd amendment and probably think the first is only for liberals may actually be in a situation where something terrible happens and someone with a ccw saves your terrible life. Sincerely i hope youre never in that danger but if you are and come out of it i hope you find it in your bblackened little socialist heart to change your feelings on this issue. right now i get it. youre probably early to mid twenties so its not your fault you dont grasp these concepts. but damn.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 19, 2019 at 11:40 am

        You did not address the post that suggested a six month evaul. to find out how much the carry crazies learned or retained. Your paranoid diatribe should at least touch on it, don’t you think?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 18, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I have never understood how taking a one day class in concealed carry allows a person to carry a firearm. A one day class does not “teach” anything. It introduces a person to the subject. Quiz the graduates in six months and then tell me how much they learned or have retained. It’s not the crazies out there that scare me. It’s the wanna be Rambos and Dirty Harry’s out there who carry a weapon and think they are God.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 19, 2019 at 10:33 am

      and i never understood how you should have to sign up for a class or a pistol purchase permit or why you need a concealed carry permit. all these thing;s are unconstitutional and illegal. the state is literally commiting a crime every time they make anyone do any of that. What else i dont understand is people who have never so much as held a firearm get off talking about training and class’s and all this other bs. Are you aware of how much training the police receive before the city puts glocks into their hands? it isnt much and only a fraction of police continue to train on their own. statistically most ccw;s are better trained than the average police officer. I also think it is amazing how people on nit know how much training other people on nit have. if we could just get the nit know it alls and psychics out here we wouldnt even need police or firearms for self defense anymore, why oh why great and powerful nit oracles dont you bestow upon us lesser being’s your power of knowledge past present and future? I think it is crazy that you people are arguing about taking peoples rights away unless they spend x amount of hours in a classroom. Some people who carry are inexperienced and lack all practical knowledge but this is iowa. you can assume most ccw’s belong to life long hunters and people who know firearms and how to use them responsibly. me personally I am THANKFUL for each and every conceal carrier. cop’s tend to clean up after crimes not very often they prevent them violent crime is no acception and it makes me feel better knowing that every place i go in mason city there is a good chance at least one of the good guys is carrying a gun. because if we are being realistic when you see certain faces in this town you know they have illegal weapons and will use them on each other over whatever it is black dudes like to kill each other over, they dont have any fundamentals and usually miss everything. not sure about you but stray bullets in public unanswered and waiting ten minutes for pd sounds like hell, especially with some gucci gang bullshit being blasted out of a rusty ford tuarus while the innocent section 8 youths blast eachother in the chest with shotguns at the fuc*ing cseys.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 17, 2019 at 10:16 am

    What an idiot. too bad nobody at work had a carry permit. guy walks into work with a firearm shortly after being fired????might wanna have the ability to protect life. Ignore work policy and carry on folks. this man coulda made a choice in a split second and started pumping buckshot into the secretary. tell your liberal boss nothing stay safe and keep an active list of creepers. this guy woulda been on my personal list of sketchy people look at his stupid face!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 17, 2019 at 3:08 pm

      This guys on my personal list of sketchy people. . Look at his stupid post.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm

        what is stupid about it? youre the type of person who thinks its best to be a good victim? you have a problem with firearms or peoples right to self defense? In this situation he lost his nerve and left. We know very well that alot of the time the crazy angry person snaps and doesnt lose the nerve to shoot. By saying the op is stupid youre basically saying the smart thing to do is be prepared to die without any hope of self preservation? you are stupid.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 17, 2019 at 3:46 pm

          You probably would have shot him.

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            July 17, 2019 at 3:58 pm

            Probably. If i where in this hypothetical a person carrying a legal firearm and a disgruntled man came on scene he came in and threatened someone or a group of people. Pointed a shotgun at someone…. ya PROBABLY. The fact is there are alot of variable’s that effect that situation. I don’t think anyone want’s to shoot someone at least not your average guy. However I think it is a great and fortunate thing that other people are willing to take the personal risk on behalf od the rest of us and im more glad they are regular citizens than cops as citizens are everywhere most of the time and cops are not. Apparently in this situation the man left didnt apparently threaten anyone or point the shotgun at anyone so DUH no reason to bring more guns into it or involve ones self. tell me this. if you where there and he had pointed it at some poor persons head, a concealed carrier shoots him as soon as a safe opportunity arises. Are you gonna flip out on the guy that just saved your life and be a douche about it? or be happy that someone had the mindset to carry a pistol? can you tell us your stance on firearm’s? it is relevant. If youre an anti and a every life matters type of person we can just stop now. otherwise i dont know what the hell your problem is with preserving innocent life? explain yourself.

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            Anonymous

            July 17, 2019 at 4:02 pm

            ……..And your probably the unstable kind of psycho that walks into your former job with a loaded firearm and intends to kill or maim human beings. why else would you defend an unstable psycho who took a loaded firearm to his former job AND smiles about it in his mugshot? you must be as nuts as that halfwit, or youre related and you are feeling offended. personally if that was in my gene pool id be the first to be critical and insulting and i wouldnt be doing it anon either.

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            Anonymous

            July 17, 2019 at 5:24 pm

            you sure read a lot into this “entered the premises with a shotgun intending to threaten a supervisor” Did he do so? Did he threaten anyone? He walked out. Would you have shot him in the back? You seem to know more than the story tells us. Are you the guy?