May 21, 2014
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A Richmond, Calif. man went down a rocky road Monday when he allegedly pulled a gun on store clerks who caught him shoplifting ice cream, a nutty plan that landed him in a cold jail cell.

Two employees of the Bayview Meat and Fish store at 1025 S. 47th St. saw the 28-year-old man stealing the ice cream about 6 p.m., police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said Tuesday.

In response, the man pulled out a gun, pointed it at them, and then apparently tried to pull back the gun’s slide and place a bullet in the chamber, Abetkov said. He ended up fleeing without firing the gun, but police officers spotted him on S. 45th Street and arrested him.

The suspect was booked into county jail in Martinez on suspicion of attempted robbery and brandishing a weapon, Abetkov said.

No injuries were reported.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.