Police: Angry Titans fan pulls gun on barber shop employees

Posted at 9:42 AM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 20:41:42-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro police say a man has been charged with aggravated assault after he pointed a gun at employees and customers in a barber shop.

According to an affidavit, the ordeal happened around 5 p.m. Sunday at Miles Barbershop on Dickerson Pike. One of the employees told police the suspect walked up to the store in an “aggressive manner, holding up his middle finger.”

Owner Nate Miles said Timothy Douglas, who was wearing a Tennessee Titans jersey, was angry about the Titans-Chiefs gam during the last two minutes of the fourth quarter. Miles said the suspect confronted one of the barbers and put a gun in his face after he trash talked the Titans.

"He just pulled his gun and said, 'What do you mean F the Titans? You don't talk to me like that in front of my wife, I'll rob everybody in here.'" Miles recalled.

Witnesses said he pointed the gun at them and said “I don’t play, and I’ll kill every one of you” before he eventually left. Miles said he escaped right before Douglas ordered everyone to get on the ground to call 911.

"His wife convinced him to leave and when he went outside, he was still waving the gun and another guy come from Advance Financial, they say, he [Douglas] ran up to him and put him against the wall," Miles said. "He just snapped over the Titan game."

Miles said Douglas is a regular customer of the barbershop and would even visit just to hang out with the barbers. He described him as a good guy and is shocked by the violent behavior he saw that day.

"I'm worried about him mentally because he's a good person," Miles added.

Douglas was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and felon in possession of a firearm. Douglas had prior felony probation violation convictions.