Memphis PD: Woman accused of excessively calling in sick pulls a gun on her employer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) – Memphis police say a Family Dollar employee who was disciplined for excessive sick days threatened his boss with a gun while customers were inside the store.

Dyneisha Holliday has been charged with aggravated assault and three counts of reckless endangerment following the incident at the Family Dollar in the 3400 block of Summer Avenue on December 27.

The store manager said Holliday texted her that day saying she wouldn’t come to work because she was sick. The manager said that after telling Holliday she was taken off the schedule for calling in sick too much, Holliday showed up at the company with a gun.

The store manager said Holliday pulled the gun from his right pocket, pointed it at her, and waved it. Police say there were three other employees and customers on the register when it happened.

The victim said Holliday put the gun back in his pocket and threw a stapler at him before another employee escorted him out of the store.

She said Holliday threatened to “shoot” her vehicle before driving off.

Police say Holliday was arrested Thursday and admitted to being armed with a gun when she arrived at the Family Dollar.

Investigators said Holliday told them she had the gun because she wanted to be prepared and took it out of her pocket to fit her holster.

Holliday’s bail was set at $10,000.


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