KNOXVILLE (CN) – The owner of a mini-market fired “multiple gun shots … at close range” in the mistaken belief that a customer had pumped gas without paying for it, a woman claims in Knox County Court.
Julie Monday claims she is a longtime customer of Cumhur Mutlugun’s Pioneer Market. She said she swiped her credit card to pay for the $49 worth of gas, and that as she prepared to drive off, Mutlugun and another man approached her car from both sides, and Mutlugun “began banging upon the window with a dark-colored gun.”
Believing she was being carjacked, she fled, terrified, and “heard multiple gun shots fired at close range.”
She says bank records showed that she had paid for the gas. She says she suffered “severe emotional trauma” and post-traumatic stress disorder which has required medical treatment.
She demands punitive damages. She is represented by Gregory Isaacs.