A 7-Eleven clerk was arrested after police say he pistol whipped a customer who didn't have ID to buy beer and then threatened a second customer with the gun.
About 11 p.m. Saturday, a 33-year-old man walked into a 7-Eleven convenience store, 960 W. North Temple, to buy beer. The man did not have ID and got into a verbal argument with the clerk, said Salt Lake police detective Mike Hemideh.
The argument spilled over into the parking lot as the clerk followed the man outside the store to continue arguing. When the customer got into his car, the clerk pulled out a gun and pistol whipped him several times, Hemideh said. The man's injuries were minor.
When another 23-year-old customer attempted to intervene, the clerk pointed the gun at the second man and threatened to shoot him, the detective said.
When police arrived, the clerk was sitting at the counter and had his gun with him. Dushyantkumar Jaiswal, 45, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of two counts of aggravated assault.