Chef Jacques Haeringer was arrested Monday. (Fairfax County Police/Courtesy photo)

Haeringer was involved in a heated argument with a contractor he had just fired. Fairfax County Police Officer Shelley Broderick said.

When the contractor returned to the restaurant to collect his belongings, Broderick said, the chef pointed a BB gun at him.

When Haeringer took off in his car, the contractor called police, Broderick said. The chef was apprehended the same day.

The story was first reported by FOX.

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