Simple Shoplifting Charge Raised To Robbery And Assault
Amarillo police were called to the Home Depot yesterday. When they arrived they found two employees and a citizen detaining an alleged shoplifter on the ground.
Police allege Ricardo Fernandez took over $200 in items from the store. He was confronted by a loss prevention employee and was allegedly assaulted with wire. A second employee got involved and was threatened with a stabbing, although no knife was being displayed.
A citizen noticed the incident and assisted the store employees detain Fernandez until police arrived.
Fernandez was booked for robbery and assault due to the force required to detain him and for threats he made while being detained.