Police say a Draper dog groomer pulled a gun on a customer who was late picking up his pet. Lisa Vickie Hull, 56, the owner of Absolute Grooming, 656 E. 11400 South, was arrested Friday.
According to a probable cause statement, Hull told police she was “upset” when the customer arrived after 6 p.m., the business’ closing time. According to the customer, Hull yelled at him, telling him to leave. The customer said Hull then got a handgun from the back of the business and pointed it at him.
Hull told police the customer was “yelling at her and calling her names” and that she “took the pistol out of the holster and tapped it on the counter” so he would know “the weapon was real.” However, an employee at the grooming business told police the customer “was respectful and apologized for being late to pick up his dog,” but that the owner was “agitated” when she retrieved the handgun and “wave[d] it around” while ordering the customer to leave.
The employee added that Hull told her “she was going to give the police the .22 caliber handgun she has in her purse, not the handgun she pulled” on the customer. When taken into custody, Hull surrendered a .22 caliber revolver, while a .45 caliber handgun was later found in a back room.
The employee also told police she had seen the owner smoke marijuana in the back of the business; after obtaining a search warrant, police found what they believe to be marijuana in the back room.
Hull was arrested for investigation of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon by a restricted person, both third degree felonies; use of a dangerous weapon, a class A misdemeanor; and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, both class B misdemeanors.