Austin man arrested for terroristic threat after pulling rifle at strip club
AUSTIN, Texas - An Austin man has been arrested after he pulled out a rifle in the parking lot of a North Austin strip club.
According to a Travis County Sheriff's Office affidavit, around 4:40 a.m. on March 9, 47-year-old Jerry Plamparampil Philips pulled out a black rifle in the parking lot of Foxy's Cabaret in North Austin.
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Philips began walking around the parking lot of the establishment questioning patrons. According to the affidavit, Philips then approached Foxy's Cabaret's security where he was detained at gunpoint.
Philips was angry about losing money to the dancers and wanted to find their location, according to the affidavit. Philips admitted that he pulled the rifle out to police, but told them that the gun was a "fake" BB gun.
Police reviewed security footage and saw Philips pull the rifle from his vehicle before approaching patrons in an "aggressive manner."
Police confirmed the weapon was fake but arrested Philips after patrons said they believed the weapon was real at the time of the incident.
Philips was charged with terroristic threat after putting the general public in fear of serious bodily injury with his actions. His bond was set at $2,500.