Deep-Fried Gun Goes Off, Police Arrest Suspect | Crime
Metro Police are investigating a bizarre incident at a restaurant near Charleston Boulevard and Mojave Road.
It started when two men went to El Diamonte restaurant Sunday night. They were told it was closed. When they tried to leave, a man, who was armed with a handgun, came up to them in the parking and demanded to be paid.
The two men left the scene and called police. Police arrived and started evacuating the restaurant, when they heard a gunshot. Officers found the shot had come from a gun that had been tossed into a deep fryer in the kitchen.
One of the workers pointed out a man she said had been holding a gun before police got there. She said the man had asked her to hold the gun when the officers arrived, but she refused.
The attempted robbery victim came back to the restaurant and pointed out the man who had confronted him. Officers arrested the suspect.
However, the suspect has a different story. Obdulio Gudiel, 44, of Las Vegas told police that he had confronted the two men in the parking because one of them is his nephew. He told police his nephew owes him money for some cars he bought. When he saw him in the restaurant parking lot, he confronted him about getting his money. He also told police that he didn't have a gun at the restaurant that night.
The gun was recovered from the deep fryer. Police say it appears to be a Berretta, but is damaged by the heat of the fryer.
Gudiel has been booked on one count of attempted robbery with a deadly weapon.