Gun pulled on traveling sales team in Madison

Posted Thursday, June 19, 2014 --- 11:03 a.m.

Madison Police say a traveling sales team had a gun pulled on them Wednesday night.

A salesman, who has a permit to peddle clothing from the back of his van, was displaying his wares in the 200 block of Kennedy Heights when it happened.

Shortly before 8:30, the salesman and an associate pulled over after a group of young men called out “Let's see what you got!”

The victim opened the van's side door and the shoppers started to take a look. One grabbed a $75 belt, which led to a tug-of-war between the young man and the sales associate.

The associate eventually got the belt back, and his boss told the would-be buyer not to mess with him. At this point another young man pulled a handgun out and pointed it at the sales team.

The victims called police, but the shoppers had left in a vehicle before officers arrived.

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