Thursday, March 02, 2017
MT: Open Carrier Attempts stop of Shoplifters, Shoots at Tires when they Back Toward Him
Shots rang out in the Rimrock Mall parking lot as a man attempted to stop two shoplifters Saturday evening.
The two suspects, a male and female, were in the process of shoplifting when they were confronted by another man in the parking lot who told the suspects they could not leave, according to police.
The citizen attempted to block the suspects in by standing behind the vehicle around 7:30 p.m. near JCPenny. "The citizen was open-carrying a sidearm and told the suspects if they tried to run him over he would shoot them," said Sgt. Matthew Chaney.