EUGENE, Ore. -- A teenager allegedly threatened to shoot a Cowfish Dance Club employee Saturday afternoon.
The Eugene Police Department said at around 4:40 p.m., the Cowfish employee asked three teenagers to leave, leading one of the teens to become disorderly.
EPD said the youth then allegedly threatened to shoot the employee, and without showing a gun, he motioned that he had one in his backpack before leaving.
According to the business, the teenager claimed to have a .22 caliber handgun.
But a teenager who claimed he was involved in the incident said the employee incorrectly assumed he had a firearm.
"I think the guy was over-exaggerating a little. I don't think I have a gun, so, I know I don't have a gun. And he was just like, 'This guy has a gun,'" the teen said.
Eugene Police said they spotted the teen on Willamette Street and 11th Avenue when he started running.
When police detained him, they said they did not find a gun on him but did find over 3 grams of marijuana.
A Cowfish employee said local transients cause issues for businesses throughout downtown Eugene, and this isn't the first time they have had problems.