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Miami Gardens Police Chief's Daughter Threatened With Gun at Starbucks: Cops

Man accused of pulling gun on daughter of Chief Delma Noel-Pratt

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The daughter of Miami Gardens' police chief was threatened with a gun while working at Starbucks, officials said.

The incident happened Wednesday as Chief Delma Noel-Pratt's daughter was working at the Starbucks at 19401 Northwest 27th Avenue.

According to police, 38-year-old Omar Wright had used the drive-thru but became upset after receiving a bagel that didn't have cream cheese.

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Omar Wright

Wright walked back to the drive-thru window and began yelling and screaming when Noel-Pratt's daughter tried to assist him, police said.

Wright started using profanity and brandished a black handgun, then told her he would hurt her, officials said.

After Wright was given the cream cheese he left the scene, but was arrested Thursday on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and armed robbery with a deadly weapon.

“You always know that you could be prone to something like this however, when it really reaches your household, you’re in total shock, it really was upsetting to me that someone would go to that extreme reference just not having cream cheese in their bagel," Noel-Pratt said Friday. "Don’t take matters into your own hands if you’re angry, if you’re upset about something, there’s other measures you can take, go get counseling, take a walk, discuss it with someone else but do not pick up a firearm."

Wright was booked into the Miami-Dade jail where he remained held without bond Friday, records showed. Attorney information wasn't available.

"We were concerned to learn about this incident that occurred on Wednesday at one of our Miami Gardens stores," a Starbucks spokesperson said in a statement. "The safety of our partners (employees) and customers is always our top priority, and we are grateful to learn that no one was injured."

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