SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 20, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A hotel employee was punched in the face Wednesday night after he asked two men in the parking lot to turn down the music in their truck.
The incident occurred at the Ramada Inn at 1659 W. North Temple St. just after 9 p.m., the Salt Lake City Police Department said in a news release.
“An employee went into the parking lot to inform two men to turn the music down in their truck,” the news release said. “An argument ensued and the victim was punched in the face by an unknown suspect. The suspect then removed a pistol from his waistband and fired off a round into the air.”
The men then left the area in the truck.
The suspect is described as Polynesian man, 5 feet 11 inches tall, and 175 pounds wearing dark-colored clothing.
Police did not release a description of the other man in the truck.
The vehicle is described as a red Ford Ranger that has a black rack in the bed of the truck and no license plate.
To share information the incident with the SLCPD, please call 801-799-3000. To remain anonymous, text crime tips to 274637. Start the text with the keyword TIPSLCPD (which routes it to SLCPD), then a space, followed by the relevant information or photos. Reference: crimetip. The incident number is 18-172970.