According to this Dakota County Criminal Complaint, one Mills Fleet Farm thief is lucky Fleet Farm employees are not armed after he stole $200+ worth of ammunition and tried several times to run down a Fleet Farm employee with his car as he exited the parking lot.
From the complaint:
On April 4, 2013, Lakeville police responded to the Mills Fleet Farm on a report of a theft in progress. Upon arrival officers spoke to loss prevention employee, S.A., who stated that he observed the suspect, later identified as Trent Joel Foley, remove the tag from a $14.00 box of ammunition and put it on a $219 box of ammunition. Foley then went up to the checkout and paid $14.00 for the $219 box of ammunition. Foley then walked out of the store.
Once outside of the store, S.A. approached Foley and identified himself as loss prevention and told Foley that he needed to talk to him about a problem with the merchandise he just purchased. Foley told S.A. that he had done nothing wrong and continued to walk away. Foley got into his vehicle and refused to talk to S.A. S.A. continued to ask Foley to stop, but Foley drove into S.A. and hit him in the knee area. S.A. backed away and Foley drove into him a second time. S.A. said that he tried to move away again but Foley once again hit him a third time. After the third hit, Foley left the parking lot.
Supposedly the reason ammunition is flying off the shelves in the United States is because people need to protect themselves from the criminal element in this country as well as the evil government that rules us. One really does have to wonder what would have happened if the Fleet Farm employee had been armed with the same ammunition which was stolen by the thief who attempted to run him down.
Are you surprised something like this happened at Fleet Farm? Knowing the shortages of ammunition, the prices because of that shortage, and the media and political hype over the issue, are you at all concerned that these sorts of issues will start to become more commonplace? What would you have done if you were in the shoes of the loss prevention employee? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear what you have to say.