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Hotel guest threatens employee with gun over broken television, Palm Beach police say

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(PALM BEACH, FL) – Palm Beach Police arrested a man who they say pulled a handgun on a hotel employee over a broken television.

According to police, a hotel employee was called into the room to try to fix a malfunctioning television, and while the worker was trying to get the television to work, the guest “started a physical altercation” with the employee and later pulled a handgun.

The incident occurred at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, according to the Palm Beach Daily News.

Joel D. Boudrie, 70, of St. Cloud was charged with with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, improper exhibition of a firearm and battery, Palm Beach police posted on Facebook.

Boudrie was booked into the Palm Beach Jail.