For Immediate Release: 3/11/2019 11:42 pm
On March 11th at about 7 PM, Worcester Police officers were dispatched to Kelley Square Pizza for a report of a person with a gun making threats. Upon arrival, officers observed a male, later identified as Antonio Judd, forty-four-years-old of 36 Catharine St, being held down by and struggling with store employees. What appeared to be a small black handgun was on the ground next to Mr. Judd, and officers secured it.
Officers placed Mr. Judd in handcuffs and spoke with witnesses, who said that Mr. Judd was sitting in the restaurant for a long period of time without ordering anything. At some points, Mr. Judd would lay on the floor in the restaurant. When he was asked to order something or leave, Mr. Judd became irate and began screaming at employees and calling them names. As employees approached Mr. Judd to escort him out of the restaurant, he said, “I’ve got something for you!” and began to take what looked like a black handgun from his waist. Employees grabbed him to prevent him from taking out the gun, and a struggle ensued.
Officers determined that the item was a realistic-looking BB gun replica. Mr. Judd was placed under arrest for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing. He will be arraigned in Worcester District Court. No one present was injured.