Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Wilmington – Delaware State Police have arrested a Wilmington man for threatening two employees of a local McDonalds by displaying a handgun.
The incident occurred at approximately 6:05 p.m., Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the McDonalds, located at 3318 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, when Robert C. Oldham, 40, of Wilmington, entered the business and asked if he could have some vegetable oil for use with his hair clippers. The two female employees who encountered Oldham, advised him that they could not fulfill his request due to it being against store policy. Oldham became disorderly and argumentative, at which time he lifted his shirt, displaying a black handgun that was tucked in his waistband, and stated that he will get his oil one way or another. Oldham then exited the business and was last seen fleeing the property on a bicycle. The employees were not injured as a result of the incident and no property was obtained by Oldham.
A description of Oldham was broadcast and he was located in the area by responding Troopers. Upon being taken in to custody, Oldham was found to be in possession of a black, hand gun style pellet gun.
Oldham was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 6 where he was arrested and charged with two counts of Aggravated Menacing, and one count each of Terroristic Threatening and Carrying a Concealed Dangerous Instrument.
Oldham was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 before being committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $10,000.00 secured bail.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin
Released: 041618 2130