Cops: E.C. man unhappy with wax job on SUV wields a gun

2012-02-10T19:15:00Z Cops: E.C. man unhappy with wax job on SUV wields a gunBy Steve Zabroski Times Correspondent
February 10, 2012 7:15 pm  • 

EAST CHICAGO | A man unhappy with the wax job on his sport utility vehicle was arrested Thursday afternoon after shooting at a car wash employee, police said.

Witnesses told police a customer at Supersonic Car Wash, 1306 W. Chicago Ave., became irate after looking at the detailing to his 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe and then chased an employee through the waiting room with a gun in his hand.

The pursuit allegedly continued outside, where witnesses said they heard a gunshot.

The employee was not injured.

George Montanez Jr., 33, of the 4800 block of Kennedy Avenue was taken into custody on a probable cause affidavit of pointing a firearm, police said.

Montanez, who held valid state gun permit, was relieved of a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson semiautomatic loaded with 13 rounds when taken into custody, police said.

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