About 5 months ago my girlfriend and I were making a late night dinner, around 9:30pm,when we realized we forgot to buy sauce for the pasta. We hopped in the car and ran to Safeway to get some. While we were in line, I saw that they sold cigarettes, so I left the checkout line and walked towards them to look at the prices. As I returned to the line where my girlfriend was standing, the man who was in front of us was paying with his debit card. He turned and said, “you know it’s not smart to walk behind someone when they’re putting in their code.” I replied with, “seriously f**k off.” To which he replied, “what are you, on parole?” I laughed and replied “no.” The he says, “I’ll see you in the parking lot.”
So, we paid for our sauce and walked out to my car where we see the guy staring at us from inside his white van, 3 parking spots down the aisle. Now, this Safeway (in Roseville, CA on Pleasant Grove) has at least 7 different ways to leave, yet he chose to get behind my car, blocking our exit. Out of frustration, my girlfriend got out and tried talking to him, saying “we’re having a bad night.” When I got to the window, I could see in his hand that he was holding a gun and pointing it at my girlfriend and me! At that point, I pulled out my phone and yelled to my girlfriend “he has a GUN!”
My girlfriend froze up, so I walked to the back of the van while calling 911 so I could tell the operator that a man is pointing a gun at us, he’s in a white Toyota Sienna van, and what his license plate number is. At that point, he gets out of the van and claims to be a cop. I ignored this claim (I’m thinking what cop pulls a gun out on a girl that is 5’0 and 107 lbs!), and instead got my girlfriend’s attention, motioning for her to get in the car while simultaneously telling 911what’s going on and trying to drive away all at the same time. The operator asked where I lived, so I told her our address, and within 3 minutes, 4 police cars pulled in to our driveway. We walked out to speak with them and explained to them what happened. Sure enough, the man really was an off duty cop from Twin Rivers Police department in Sacramento. At that point, we had to drive back to Safeway to positively identify him.
He was arrested, and that’s all we heard for the next 5 months.
Just the other day his Lieutenant left a voice mail on my girlfriend’s cell phone asking to interview us. She was stone white and about to cry when she heard it. She’s scared that this Lieutenant is actually the very same guy who pulled the gun on her. We havent had any luck finding out who exactly this Twin Rivers Lieutenant is because, TRPD is a school police department. He also said he can come to her place of work or out to our home to interview us…..
Any information or suggestions about what we should do would be greatly appreciated.