Pistol alarms Vancouver mall employee

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A man who openly carries a pistol alarmed an employee when he went shopping at the Vancouver Westfield Shopping Center.

Derek Mendiola told KATU ( http://bit.ly/VIYLRp) he was harassed Wednesday for exercising his right.

The mall general manager, Paige Moreau, said firearms are prohibited at the mall, which is private property.

Mendiola says he'll leave his gun at home next time.

In December, a man killed two people and wounded a third before killing himself at the Clackamas Town Center mall in suburban Portland.


(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Top Stories

  • Moving Up
    How Bellevue will handle students who transfer from 'failing' schools

  • Joining the LOB
    It's never easy being the new guy, but Tharold Simon is already making his mark

  • Pumpkin Assault
    Pumpkin-flavored items are coming to store shelves whether it's fall or not
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from MyNorthwest.com
In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.