Orlando Pub Owner Allegedly Holds Black Couple At Gunpoint: ‘Call Jesse Jackson’

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May 15, 2015 10:33 a.m.
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A pub owner in Orlando, Fla. was arrested after allegedly holding a black couple at gunpoint and telling them to call Jesse Jackson, the Orlando Sentinel newspaper reported Wednesday.

The incident, which allegedly occurred on Saturday, began when Kayla Davis, 21, and her boyfriend Darian Elwin, 20, entered the Orlando George & Dragon British Pub for a birthday celebration, according to police records obtained by the paper.

The pub owner, Kim Bruns, 51, was charged for allegedly threatening the couple with a gun, according to the records.

“It’s all false accusations,” Bruns told the paper. “I have black people who work for me. I have never used a racial slur.”

Bruns then reportedly left the room and came back with a black revolver identified by police as a .357-caliber Magnum Colt Python.

“Bruns pointed the firearm at her and stated, “I will shoot you [profanity],” according to the arrest report obtained by the paper. “Bruns then picked up a drinking glass from the bar, throwing it at Davis. The glass missed and shattered against the wall.”

Elwin offered to pay for the drink, but Bruns reportedly wouldn’t let them leave.

“I’ll shoot you too if I have to. It’s legal,” Bruns reportedly said. “Call Jesse Jackson, [profanity].”

Bruns denied pulling the gun or threatening the couple. She refused to hand over surveillance video of the incident to police.

While being arrested for aggravated assault, Bruns ranted at an officer, according to the police record.

“I can’t believe you would take those [racist profanity] side over mine,” records state.

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