Former Cooperstown memorabilia store employee who threatened ex-boss with gun is captured in Virginia

Barry Renert

The former employee of a Cooperstown baseball memorabilia store who pulled a handgun and threatened his ex-boss inside the shop Monday morning, has been captured in Virginia.

According to the Otsego County District Attorney John Muehl, 62-year-old Barry Renert of Seminole County, Fla., was captured by police in Richmond. Muehl says Renert was taken into custody near a bus station, and a rented vehicle he had used to flee upstate New York was found nearby.

Police say Renert was armed with a handgun when he walked into the Seventh Inning Stretch on Main Street in Cooperstown Monday morning. The store's owner pulled out his own gun and fired once at Renert, missing him.

Renert is expected to be charged with menacing and burglary.