After Walmart mask request, man threatens with handgun, police say

Johnny Bailes. Photo/Fayette County Jail.
Johnny Bailes. Photo/Fayette County Jail.

A Nov. 29 incident at Walmart off Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City resulted in a charge of making terroristic threats against a Fayetteville man when he pulled-up his shirt exposing a handgun and made a threatening comment after being asked by the greeter to put on a mask.

Johnny Bailes, 60, was charged with felony terroristic threats and acts, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Chris Hyatt said the incident began when a greeter at the store asked Bailes to put on a mask. Bailes reportedly responded by lifting his shirt to reveal a handgun, making a threatening comment, then proceeding into the store.

Witness interviews resulted in those witnesses corroborating that a threat was heard, while a subsequent interview with Bailes determined that he made an insinuating threat while in possession of a firearm, Hyatt said.


  1. When you are an anti-masker (which I am NOT…I wear my mask in every store)and believe that wearing a mask is some government plot to rob people of our freedoms and leads to receiving the “Mark of the Beast,” this is the result (well, it is an extreme result but a result, nonetheless._
    David Epps

    • Yo’ DragNet….I doubt this “feller” voted….most of us “Trump Cult Types” prefer to just keep our hands in our pants to feel the warm gun rather than show it off…’d have to date me two or three time for me to give it up and show off my piece.

      Yes…more dumb humor….