A NIJAR shopkeeper is under arrest for pulling a shotgun on a customer when they got into an argument over the price of watermelon.
A Guardia Civil patrol on duty in the Campohermoso area stepped in after noticing a member of the public looking highly agitated. They told the officers they had been buying the fruit from a local shop and when there was a dispute over the cost, the shopkeeper went into a backroom, grabbed a 12-calibre shotgun and aimed it at their chest.
Terrified, the customer fled, which is when they ran into the Guardia.
The officers identified the shopkeeper as 48-year-old M J F M and seized the shotgun and two cartridges, one of which was in the chamber and ready to fire. They also found a belt pouch with 59 cartridges.
The 48-year-old faces charges for serious threats with a weapon.