Homeless man asks for job, pulls knife on Carlisle restaurant owner

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Jederiah Gilbert

A man ended up behind bars after he pulled a knife on a Carlisle restaurant owner while  inquiring about a job, police said. Jederiah Gilbert, 37, is charged with robbery, simple assault by physical menace and weapons offenses.

It happened Wednesday around 9 p.m. at the Bocca Felice Italian Eatery at 105 North Hanover Street in Carlisle. According to police reports, Gilbert came into the restaurant to inquire about a job and then requested leftover food. The owner denied him both requests.

Gilbert then slid into the booth next to the owner and pulled out a knife and said, “Dude, I hate to do this, but I need food and money.”

The owner was able to get away and call 911 for help. Police found Gilbert a short distance away and took him into custody.