Police: Man takes gun to party when kids miss cake

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis police say a man brought more than a gift to a child's birthday party.

Joseph Hayes, 48, of Memphis, has been charged with aggravated assault after police say he brought a gun to the party Saturday because his children didn't get any ice cream or cake

A police affidavit says Hayes became upset and began yelling at the victim.

Police say Hayes went to his apartment and returned a short time later with a small black handgun tucked into the back of his pants. Hayes approached the host, lifted up his shirt and said, "I ain't scared to go to jail, just take care of my kids," The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported.

Hayes' bond is set at $30,000 and is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com


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