A Salt Lake person was arrested Wednesday right after police say he attacked a speedy-foods worker immediately after generating a derogatory remark, then claimed to law enforcement that he was a fellow officer.
Justin Allen Fox, 30, entered Burger King, 10235 S. State in Sandy, walked up to the counter wherever a Hispanic guy was performing and questioned if he could “buy Mexicans below,” in accordance to a law enforcement reserving affidavit.
The personnel explained to Fox to go away, prompting him to shove the dollars sign-up. The employee then walked around the counter and once again advised Fox to go away. Fox reacted by hitting the employee’s head, the affidavit states.
The worker returned a punch and acquired Fox outside the house the cafe, but Fox ongoing preventing and hit the man with a garbage can lid and threw a handful of landscaping rocks at him, hitting the staff in the head, arm and chest, according to the affidavit.
Law enforcement arrived at the scene as Fox was strolling away. They reported they purchased him a few to 4 moments to end.
“Justin turned about and walked toward officers. Justin advised officers he owned the retailer and didn’t will need to cease. Justin also claimed a number of situations all over our interaction that he was a police officer,” investigators wrote in the affidavit.
Officers found methamphetamine in Fox’s pocket. He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, assault, impersonating an officer, prison mischief and disorderly conduct.
Fox has a lengthy legal historical past, according to court docket information. Most not too long ago, he was arrested a 7 days back for breaking into a Salt Lake enterprise, in accordance to a law enforcement affidavit. Law enforcement say it was the second time this yr he had damaged into the same small business.