Miami Gardens Police Chief’s Daughter Threatened With Gun: Cops
While working at Starbucks, the daughter of the Miami Gardens Police Chief was reportedly threatened with a gun for an ordering error – the shooter received her bagel without cream cheese, police said.
Chef Delma Noel-Pratt told Miami Herald press partner CBS4 in an interview that the experience had traumatized her 23 year old daughter.
“As a mother, I am very worried,” Noel-Pratt told the station. “Basically you always know you might be prone to something like this, however when it hits your home you’re in total shock.”
Police said Noel-Pratt’s daughter worked her shift at Starbucks at 19401 NW 27th Ave. around 12:05 p.m. Wednesday when the altercation occurred.
According to an arrest report, Omar Wright, 38, used drive-thru to order a bagel and left after receiving his purchase. While the next customer was busy, Wright returned to the window screaming and screaming about having no cream cheese on his bagel like he had requested, according to the report.
Police say when Noel-Pratt’s daughter tried to help Wright, he told her, “Where’s my cream cheese? “
She told him to calm down and asked him if he had paid for it, which made Wright “very upset,” police said.
Police say Wright pulled out a black handgun, held it up and said “I hate b —— like you and you don’t know who you f —- – with, I’m from Carol City.
“She was afraid for her life,” Noel-Pratt told CBS4. “It was overwhelming for me to know that someone would go to this extreme without having cream cheese on their bagel.”
Even though Noel-Pratt’s daughter told police Wright didn’t point the gun at her, she said she thought if she didn’t give him the cream cheese he would hurt her.
After Wright received his cream cheese, police say he got into his car and drove off.
In a statement, Starbucks said, “We were concerned to learn of this incident on Wednesday at one of our Miami Gardens stores. The safety of our partners (employees) and customers is always our top priority, and we are grateful to hear that no one has been harmed.
The next day, Miami Gardens police arrested Wright and took him into custody. He told officers he knew they had arrested him for the altercation at Starbucks, according to the report.
Police said he continued to tell officers he made a mistake and was ready to talk to them.
During questioning, police said Wright told them he grabbed his gun and put it in the air because it fell out of his pocket during the argument with the chief’s daughter.
“[He] denied threatening the victim but said he knew what he had done was wrong, ”the report said.
Wright was being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami-Dade on Thursday on $ 10,000 bail, jail records show. He faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm.
Hours after his daughter was reportedly threatened, Chief Noel-Pratt was attend a march for peace against gun violence where the Miami-Dade Police Department and other South Florida agencies were encouraging community members to come forward and help deliver justice during a period of increased shootings in the area, WPLG- reported Local 10 News.
“The community must take to the streets,” Noel-Pratt told the crowd. “Today alone, I could have lost my daughter. Today she had a gun stuck in her face.