ROUND ROCK, TX Oct 16 2016 -- An alleged shoplifter pointed a gun at a pair of security guards trying to stop him as he fled a department store, according to an arrest affidavit.
Samuel Earl Hill II, 20, was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery with a weapon -- a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison. A female suspect with him at the time of the incident, Shelbi Pitts, 19, was charged with misdemeanor theft, according to court records referenced by the Austin American-Statesman.
It all began at the Kohl's store at 200 Sundance Parkway in Round Rock on Sept. 27 at about 2:35 p.m., according to details found on an arrest affidavit referenced by the Statesman. Pitts is said to have told police she and Hill picked out items to steal while she took the role of lookout while he went into a fitting room, the Statesman reported.
Security personnel became suspicious when the man emerged from the fitting room with a backpack more full than when he entered the store, according to the report. Hill then left without paying, but complied when store employees asked him to return, the newspaper reported.
Hill took some of the stolen items from the backpack, but then pulled a gun when he was asked to empty out the rest of the backpack's contents, the report indicated. The value of the the clothing the couple tried to steal amounted to $164, according to police.
Both were subsequently arrested and booked into the Williamson County Jail -- Hill's bail set at $200,000 and Pitts' at $3,500, which she subsequently posted to secure her release.