Surveillance photo of the incident. (Source: Dino's Food Mart)
Carolyn Marshall (Source: LMDC)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Customers and clerks know each other by name at Dino's Food Mart, at 26th Street and West Broadway.
"This is a friendly store," the dayshift manager said on Thursday afternoon.
But what happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday was anything but friendly. That's why the manager has asked that we withhold her name.
A woman wearing a pink warm-up suit walked in the front door. "She's cursing, she's screaming, she's being very irate," the manager said.
Apparently, the visitor wasn't looking to rob Dino's. Rather, she sought a man whom she believed owed her money and she was making her point with a semi-automatic pistol.
"When she's screaming about 'where's he at, where's he at,' with a loaded gun in your face what is there to say?" the Dino's manager asked.
Store surveillance cameras recorded it all. The time codes on the video indicated the intrusion lasted all of 15 seconds.
"You just let her go through what she's going through," the manager said. "That's what was best for all of us."
Once the woman was out the door, the manager hit the panic button, a silent alarm to summon Louisville Metro Police.
Police said the woman in the pink outfit was Carolyn Denise Marshall, 31. Marshall was taken into custody and is facing eight counts of wanton endangerment and a charge of evidence tampering in addition to possessing a handgun as a convicted felon.
"We deal with a lot of things," the Dino's manager said.
Marshall has, too. A check of her record revealed she was sentenced to a year in jail for aggravated assault in 1999. She served another six months for a theft charge in 2009.
She has also faced a number of other charges over the years, all dismissed of which were dismissed, including;
Theft, terroristic threatening, and harassing communications in 2001
Robbery in 2003
Domestic violence in 2006, 2007 and 2008
Harassment and menacing in 2009
Purse-snatching and credit card theft in 2010
Burglary in 2012
"I'm hoping that the court system will do their part and hopefully people like her, you know would never return to the streets for awhile," Dino's manager said.
Because after 9 years at Dino's the manager, who is a mother of five and grandmother of a toddler, isn't going anywhere.
"A job is a job," she said. "And I'm here by the grace of God."
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725 S. Floyd Street
Louisville, KY 40203