Gallery clerk hurls obscenities at students

A cashier at the Gallery Gourmet Market in the basement of Ivory Tower was detained Sunday night after University Police was called due to inappropriate remarks he made to customers.

GW spokeswoman Tracy Schario said the man was “clearly very drunk.” As of 9 p.m., the man was being detained by UPD until a relative could escort him from campus, Schario said.

A witness, who did not want his name printed, said the incident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. He said the suspect directed obscenities toward people in the store, told everyone in the store to leave and said “we can do this the easy way or the f***** way,” using a derogatory term for gays. The man became frustrated when the line grew long, and he had trouble giving back change to customers and swiping GWorld cards.

He did not elaborate on details of the situation. Schario indicated that the detained man might be barred from campus, but a decision would not be made until Monday.

-Sam Salkin

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