Prosecutor suspended for pulling gun on fake spider in his officeBy Mason White 3:02 PM November 1, 2015
|J. Christopher White|
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A prosecutor was suspended for pulling a gun on a fake spider in a gun-free zone.
J. Christopher White, who is an assistant district attorney in Logan County, West Virginia, has been suspended for bringing a gun to work and threatening to shoot the fake spiders.
White, who has arachnophobia, which is a fear of spiders, was outraged when coworkers placed fake spiders in his office.
Prosecutor John Bennett said that White, pulled the gun, which scared his coworkers. However, he did not point it at anyone. He threatened to shoot all the fake spiders.
White worked with the prosecutor’s office for five years without incident. Police have opened an internal investigation after the incident was caught on video.
White made headlines when he charged 14-year-old Jared Marcum. The teen was wearing an NRA t-shirt with a photo of a rifle on it. The charges were eventually dropped before trial.
White was suspended after carrying the gun in his office, where weapons are prohibited.