HYDE PARK, Cache County — Two city employees quit their jobs after their manager was demoted and subsequently reinstated to his position after allegedly pointing a gun at them during a meeting months ago.

On Nov. 14, Mike Grunig, Hyde Park’s public works director, called a regular meeting in his office. But that meeting took a strange turn when employees say he stated, “Don’t you think Justin would look better with a green dot on his forehead?”

“Mike then pulled a 9 mm Smith & Wesson handgun out of his pocket that had not been in a holster, open(ed) the slide, turn(ed) on the green laser and pointed it” at employee Justin Bodrero, a North Park police memo states.

Employees said Grunig then pointed the gun’s laser at Bodrero’s crotch before moving the laser onto the chests of the other two men.

The series of events is painted in documents obtained by the Deseret News Thursday through a public records request.

Grunig told the men that “he had a friend that does this to him and he hates it,” the investigative memo written by North Park Police Chief Steve Milne states.

“It was like the oxygen was sucked out of the room,” public works employee Kolby …read more

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