An Overzealous Security Guard Threatened to Kill a Man at a Burger King, Police Say

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Dafe Kelly Sokoh wasn't technically supposed to be patrolling the Burger King parking lot. El Rancho Supermarket in Oak Cliff hired him as a security guard to keep an eye on things there, but, when he spotted 26-year-old Roy Castillo leaving the grocery store at what he considered to be an unsafe rate of speed, his professional enthusiasm was not to be confined to a single corner of Wynnewood Village.

According to police, Sokoh followed Castillo to the fast food restaurant, then confronted him as he stepped out of his car, chiding him for driving too fast. The two men engaged in a brief but heated exchange before Sokoh pulled the pistol from his gun belt and pointed it at Castillo's chest.

"You wanna die!? You wanna die?" he yelled.

Castillo made it clear that he did not, and Sokoh eventually holstered the weapon and walked back to the supermarket.

Police arrived several minutes later and spoke to Castillo, who "was very agitated," according to a police report. Then, they traveled the short distance to the grocery store where Sokoh had resumed his patrol and placed him under arrest. He's currently being held in Lew Sterrett on a $10,000 bond.

Nor was that Sokoh's only alleged violation of the law. Not only was Sokoh not supposed to be patrolling the Burger King parking lot; he wasn't supposed to be patrolling anything at all. His Texas Department of Public Safety license as a commissioned security officer expired on July 5, according to records, meaning he can't legally be employed as a security guard.

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38 comments
garlanduberalles
garlanduberalles

I mean you hire these guys in at like 9 or 11 bucks an hour, some serious cheddar, and they just go all ass clown on you.

Obummer
Obummer

Yo uh-awww uh white black man.

chunkyjones
chunkyjones

Disputes between illegal aliens and legal aliens do not concern me. I only care about real Americans.

Joe Bannon
Joe Bannon

Is he available for kid parties?

ruddski
ruddski

This one's for Trayvon!

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

I thought this kind of stuff happened only at Maple and Motor.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

See what I mean?  This is what the NRA has wrought.  

BushwoodSmithie
BushwoodSmithie

The man has a bright future ahead of him with the Dallas Police Department.

Esteban Mainzer
Esteban Mainzer

where is this guy when someone writes a check in the express lane at wal-mart?

Jansen Newcum
Jansen Newcum

sounds like standard protocol for security guards, policemen, neighborhood watchmen. he perceived a crime going down, over stepped his bounds and pulled out a gun unnecessarily. this man is a hero not a criminal. he has prevented a person from speeding through parking lots potentially killing people which is technically saving lives.

Oxtail
Oxtail

Profiling. Was Castillo wearing a hoodie?

Timo Nordstrom
Timo Nordstrom

People speed dangerously in parking lots and small streets all the time.. I admit to yelling slow down many times... Pedestrians have Right way. Slow, people are walking!

Chris Chairez
Chris Chairez

Sounds like a future George Zimmerman to me. Little man with a gun.

wcvemail
wcvemail

@ruddski You just had to go there, didn't you? It was laying there, silent but deadly like an unkicked cow patty that was starting to glaze over with a protective layer, but you had to go and kick it, didn't you.

Well, somebody had to, and somebody was running late, so here you are.

Threeboys
Threeboys

Myrna and cats,

Is Sokoh a member of the NRA?

gary386
gary386

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Wow... Do you expect anyone whatsoever to believe that specious, ridiculous link you tried to fabricate between a security guard with a temper and an expired license with the NRA?  I hope you're just having a bad day and aren't always that dumb!

TexMarine
TexMarine

@Jansen Newcum you forgot to throw some sort of racial profiling assertion in there.

gary386
gary386

@Timo Nordstrom  Agreed.  I've done the same thing - yelled "slow down" at them.  But what I would NOT recommend is pulling a gun on them while yelling "You wanna die?"

gary386
gary386

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Lets just say I'm not enough of a hick to not understand rank stupidity.  And trying to equate this story to the NRA is just downright STUPID.  Now run along and let the intelligent adults converse, ok?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz my baby cant read, and can not attribute those words to his dad, thanks for trying.  I assume that you are not as pithy and naive in real life as you are here.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@ScottsMerkin Scotty, you're like a nasty little weasel, always at my heels, squeaking insults like "stupid bitch" and "dumb cunt".  Lovely example you set for that baby.

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