Arreola put the Mentos down, collected his change and stepped away from the register.
The officer finally decides to ask he clerk, twice, if Arreola paid for the mints, and the clerk confirmed both times that they were paid for.
The cop then apologized to Arreola and allowed him to take his purchased mints with him as he left.
Arreola is not satisfied with a simple apology, saying he continues to think of the terrifying March 16 incident.
“It made me mad. At the same time, it scared me because I thought he could shoot me,” he said. He also added that he was worried for his wife, who was waiting outside in a their car.
Arreola has retained an attorney and is seeking damages from the department over the incident.
The Buena Park Police Department released a statement on Facebook regarding the incident: