Memphis, TN – Police arrested a man and charged him with aggravated assault after he allegedly used a gun to threaten the host of a child’s birthday party because his children didn’t get any cake or ice cream.
Joseph Hayes, 48, became upset and yelled at the woman because “Y’all didn’t save my kids no damn ice cream and cake.” Not content with mere words, Hayes solidified his status as a jackass by traveling back to his apartment and returning to threaten her with what appeared to be a handgun.
According to the woman’s report, Hayes came back to the party and approached the woman. He lifted up his shirt, showing what appeared to be a handgun tucked in his waistband and uttered this completely justified and reasonable statement: “I ain’t scared to go to jail, just take care of my kids.”
Of course Hayes was arrested at his apartment a short time after the woman called 911 to state she had been threatened and was in fear for her life. Hayes told police that the object he carried was not an actual gun, just something that looked like one. Police have yet to recover the object in question and Hayes is being held on $30,000 bail.
Let me say I completely understand Mr. Hayes’ feeling on the situation. I too would much rather go to jail than not have my kids (if I had kids, anyway) bouncing off the goddamn walls for the next six hours.Tags: Birthday Party, Crime, gun, Joseph Hayes, Tennessee, Threats