Shoplifter Threatened to Shoot up Department Store

A Georgia man suspected of swiping several Tommy Hilfiger sweaters from a north Fulton department store was released by security guards after allegedly telling them he had a gun and threatening to shoot up the place.

The incident started when the store’s loss prevention officer said he spotted the man stuff about six sweatshirts into a backpack and then try to leave, Alpharetta police spokesman Sergeant Howard Miller said.“During the interaction with loss prevention, the guy said that he had a gun and if they didn’t let him leave, that he would pull it out and start shooting everybody,” Miller said. The security guard told police the man never actually brandished a weapon, but that they allowed… Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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