By Matt Wiley – NTNeighborhoodNews.com
Firing a weapon from a car is a felony. Firing a gun into a business after making racial slurs towards an employee can get a person into even more trouble, especially if the bomb squad is called in to respond, as one New Tampa man has learned.
According to the Tampa Police Department (TPD), at 12:14 a.m. on August 21, Clay Sidney Allred, 29, of the Amberly Place apartments in Tampa Palms, walked into the Mobil station at Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. and E. Fowler Ave. and ended up in an argument with a store employee, identified as Hassan Qadratullan, 28, of Tampa.
During the argument, TPD reports that Allred allegedly made racial slurs about Qadratullan’s Arabic ethnicity. Following the argument, the report says that Allred got into his red Jeep Wrangler and backed out of his parking space, but stopped in front of the store. He then pulled out a gun and fired three shots into the store, hitting no one, and drove away.
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