An employee of a Mavis Discount Tire Store in Gloucester Township was arrested after bringing a loaded gun to his place of work after he got in trouble with his manager.

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34-year-old Dean Hardwick, of Gloucester Township, became upset after he was reportedly reprimanded on the job, according to

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Apparently, that didn't sit well with Hardwick who allegedly told the Mavis manager (at the store on Berlin-Cross Keys Rd. in Sicklerville (near Acme), reports Courier Post) that he was leaving and would be back with 'something for him'.

15 minutes later, that 'something' turned out to be a loaded gun (a .380 caliber weapon) that he flashed as he entered the store's lobby where patrons were waiting to have their cars serviced. How could those customers have not thought they were about to be the victims of the next mass shooting?

Fortunately, the manager spotted Hardwick in time and scuffled with him to get hold of the weapon before anyone got hurt. The manager is a VERY brave individual who put themselves in danger to stop what could have been a deadly situation.

Dean Hardwick was arrested and remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility. He's facing charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, terroristic threats, and simple assault, reports.

There's no word on exactly what resulted in Hardwick being scolded by his Mavis Tire Store manager that would warrant his 'I'm going to get my gun' reaction, but I feel like we're living in a world now of adults throwing temper tantrums when they get critiqued on something like job performance. I'm glad everyone at the store on Saturday was uninjured. Scared, but uninjured.

SOURCES: Courier via Gloucester Twp. Patch/Facebook

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