by Nick Beres
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A powerful general session judge stands accused of threatening the life of a 16-year-old grocery bag boy.
"It just didn't happen," said Judge Larry Brandon.
A teen who works as a bag boy at Jr's Foodland on East Main in Murfreesboro had questioned Brandon at checkout about whether he had paid for two items.
According to an incident report obtained by NewsChannel 5, the teen's father told police Brandon then made several threats toward his son including that: "He would cut him and he would die."
Brandon admits he didn't like being accused of shoplifting, but denies threatening anyone.
"It's just not logical. It's not the way I talk or the way a judge talks," said Brandon.
Video surveillance from the store proved Brandon did not shoplift anything and there is no evidence the judge even had a knife.
The bag boy's father said he believes his son was threatened more than once for simply doing his job and a cashier overheard Brandon talking and will back his son's story.
Officials with the Murfreesboro Police Department are interviewing the teen, his father and the cashier.
Brandon has not been charged, but the boy's father said he plans to take out a criminal warrant for verbal assault.