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Warrant issued after upset customer pulls gun at auto body shop in Highland Park

Gerber Auto Collision Highland Park | Photo: Google Street View.

A man has been charged after police say he pulled a gun out after becoming upset at an auto body shop in Highland Park earlier this month.

The Highland Park Police Department responded around 10:09 a.m. January 19 to the Gerber Auto Collision, 1325 Park Avenue West, for a report of a delayed report of a man with a gun.

Officers learned that a customer became upset over the quality of work completed on his vehicle.

While transferring items from his rental vehicle to his personal vehicle in the parking lot, he removed a black handgun from the vehicle, police said.

The man cycled the action of the firearm and placed it into a holster near his waistband, according to the Highland Park Police Department.

The customer then entered his Toyota Tacoma and left the area. The case was reviewed by the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office for charges and a warrant was issued.

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The man, who police have not publicly identified yet, was charged with one count of unlawful use of a weapon and one count of aggravated assault.