GLASTONBURY, Conn. (WTNH)-- A man walked into a Glastonbury bank Monday and said the word 'gun' to a teller. He also tried writing a note. But, he wasn't robbing the place.
It happened at the TD Bank North in Glastonbury. Police say Robert Gursky was at the teller window when he noticed a man with a gun tucked under his shirt. He said gun to the teller, wrote a note but never handed it to her and then walked out of the bank.
They triggered the panic alarm.
"As a result of the investigation of the bank employees, he was cited with breach of peace," said Agent Kevin Szydlo, Glastonbury Police Department
It turns out the man with the gun was in law enforcement.
Police say using the word gun in a bank is the same as yelling fire in a crowded theater. Mr. Gursky says it was all a misunderstanding, he only meant to do good, and the miscommunication was the problem.
"It could have been a level of confusion, but certainly it was confusing for everyone involved, even the people from the bank," said Szydlo.
So what would you do if you saw a person with a gun tucked under his shirt?
"Under pressure, I guess I would walk out and call 911, without any hesitation you don't confront him yourself," said Aldo Scalora, Glastonbury.
"I think I would tell some personnel where it happened and let them handle the situation first," said Ally Kask, Glastonbury.
Police say never confront the person but back away and call 911. But keep in mind, it is legal to carry a gun in Connecticut as long as you have a permit.
"We are not a concealed carry state, but you can't carry in a manner that causes alarm to the public so it is a fine line, finding balance that is why many people choose to carry concealed," said Szydlo.
"I would probably alert the authorities right away because you never know what it is for. You don't know if it has been authorized for that reason," said Meghan Callan.
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