Court Documents: Norfolk city employee had a gun pulled on him,used city-owned vehicle to get away

Posted at 6:36 PM, Jun 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-11 18:36:09-04

Norfolk, Va. - It was a pretty stressful day at work for one Norfolk City employee. He says someone pulled a gun on him and then used his work vehicle to get away, according to court documents.

Right now, Brandon Hall is facing attempted robbery charges.

Court documents show that he’s accused of pointing a gun at a Norfolk City employee and demanding $20 dollars.

A Norfolk spokesperson said the victim is a temporary worker for the city.

Documents state the victim was in the middle of cutting grass near the 6700 block of Chesapeake Blvd. on May 22 at 8:30 in the morning.

That’s when the gun was pulled, the victim apparently said he could get the money from a WAWA a few blocks away.

The search warrant states that the worker got behind the wheel of the city owned vehicle and drove to WAWA.

But the city claims it was a city employee, not the victim, who drove the vehicle away.

Meanwhile, Hall followed behind in a dark Nissan but instead of pulling over at the gas station, it states the victim kept driving.

That’s when Hall is accused of cutting him off and pulling out the gun again.

The victim drove off and called police.

NewsChannel 3 spoke to the victim over the phone, but he didn’t want to talk on camera because he’s concerned about his family’s safety. He called the experience terrifying.

Jail records show that Hall bonded out yesterday.

We wanted to give his side of the story but a woman answered the door at his apartment and told us he did not want to talk to us about his arrest.

Police used Facebook to track Hall down, according to the records.

They arrested him on May 28th and said they took a handgun and what’s thought to be a bag of marijuana from his apartment.

He was arrested for attempted robbery and scheduled back in court July 14th.

The city said the employee did the right thing and the whole incident was reported immediately and correctly.