Off-duty worker charged with threatening staff at Wendy’s in Meriden

Off-duty worker charged with threatening staff at Wendy’s in Meriden



MERIDEN — A local man was reportedly fired and faces charges after police said he threatened co-workers at Wendy’s on East Main Street Tuesday night. 

Jorge Morales, 30, of 1102 E. Main St., was charged with second-degree threatening and breach of peace. 

On Tuesday around 10:45 p.m., police responded to Wendy’s, 865 E. Main St., for a report of an off-duty employee causing a disturbance and threatening staff. A manager told police she found Morales, an off-duty employee, in the fry area and told him he couldn’t be there, according to a police report. Morales told the manager he wanted a discount on food and he began to yell at her when she explained the discount was for employees on duty. Morales got into an argument with a worker before the manager told him he was terminated and not welcome back, the report said.

Officers found Morales a short distance away drinking from a Cognac bottle and took him into custody, the report said. He was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Wednesday and released on a promise to appear in court.

– Lauren Sellew  

 


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