Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Middletown police arrest man after threatening to shoot security guard

MIDDLETOWN PA March 22 2017 — A Philadelphia man threatened to shoot a Giant supermarket security guard after being stopped in the store's vestibule with items he didn't purchase, police said.
No gun was found on David F. Allen, 48, police added.
The security officer spotted Allen as he pushed a shopping cart with the items inside it past all cashiers and then out the first set of doors of the Giant on Flowers Mill Road at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. The guard attempted to stop Allen, who warned the guard he had a gun and would shoot him if he didn't get out of his way, court documents show.
Allen left the store, and police were given a description of a Ford van he was driving with a decal that read "Med Ambulance," police said. Officer Derek Leonhauser said he spotted the van, stopped it on Langhorne-Yardley Road at Erica Drive and arrested Allen.
Allen is charged with robbery, terroristic threats and retail theft, according to court documents filed with District Judge John J. Kelly Jr., who sent the suspect to Bucks County prison in lieu of 10 percent of $100,000 bail.

Buck County Courier Times

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