A night club security guard threatened to “swiss cheese” a trucker parked on a nearby street with a gun on Wednesday night.
The incident happened on December 1st in Nashville, Tennessee.
According to Scoop Nashville, two people had parked their semi truck on the side of Hampton Street near Jazzy’s nightclub when an armed man who described himself as a security guard for the nearby nightclub approached the rig and asked them to move it.
The two stated that they were parked on a public road and would not move their rig, and the three got into what police described as a ‘heated argument.’ The security guard then threatened to “swiss cheese the truck” and went back to his own vehicle, where he retrieved an assault-style rifle from the trunk. The two occupants of the semi truck say that the man then took aim at the truck but did not fire any shots, and he eventually went back inside of the nightclub.
Police were called, and the officers arrived to find an AR-15 rifle sitting in plain view on the center console of the security guard’s car. The officers then attempted to find the security guard, but were told by the owner of the club that the man was not inside. Officers then called a tow truck so that the vehicle with the AR inside could be towed as they waited for a search warrant, and that’s when the security guard showed up to speak with them.
The security guard then denied having threatened the occupants of the semi truck, but did admit to retrieving the AR from the trunk and placing it on his center console. He claimed that this placement was a part of his regular routine for work.
When detectives reviewed footage of the scene recorded by the Super 8 Motel across the street, they were able to confirm that the security guard had indeed taken a “shooting stance” and raised his arm toward the truck, but the quality of the footage made it difficult to confirm that he was holding a rifle at the time.
The security guard, 30-year-old Eric Jenkins, has a slew of previous charges and was not legally allowed to possess a firearm. He is now facing aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges for both occupants of the semi truck, along with prohibited person possession charges and two additional outstanding warrants from prior incidents.