A Manchester man did not react well when he was fired from his job at BJ's Wholesale Club in town recently.
In fact, according to Manchester Police, the man flew into a rage and assaulted his boss, threw coffee at him and almost hit him with a chair after learning he had been fired.
According to police, Ryan O'Neil Thorpe was asked by his supervisor to come into the BJ's Wholesale Club at 1046 Tolland Turnpike early on Saturday, March 9 2013 for a talk. During the discussion, the unidentified male supervisor told Thorpe that his employment with the company was being "terminated."
From there, according to police, Thorpe threw a cup of coffee at the supervisor, spit on him multiple times, "came around the desk and confronted him with his right fist cocked," according to Manchester Police Cpt. Christopher Davis, and even picked up a chair to hit the supervisor with it, although several other employees at the store were able to wrestle the chair away from Thorpe. During the incident, Davis said, Thorpe also went on the store's public address system and started insulting other employees.
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Thorpe was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree threatening, first-degree criminal trespass and second-degree breach of peace. He was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Manchester Superior Court on the charges March 21, 2013.
Police did not know the reason for Thorpe's termination or how long he worked at the store.
Editor's Note: The headline on the story was changed on March 23 to more accurately reflect the charges against Thorpe.