From the Detroit Free Press:
Acustomer with a handgun stopped a shoplifting suspect from slashing a securityofficer with a contaminated needle and syringe outside a Home Depot store inRoseville, police said.
Silva, 26, was arrested a short time after the incident Monday night . . . .
ordered held in the Macomb County Jail on $25,000 bond after being arraigned
today on second-degree retail fraud, a one-year misdemeanor, and assault with
intent to do great bodily harm, a 10-year felony. A preliminary exam is set for
April 2 in 39th District Court in Roseville. . . .
said Silva began to fight with store loss prevention officers in the parking
lot when they tried to apprehend him for stuffing a $179 battery-powered drill
under his coat. Silva pulled a concealed syringe from his jacket and used it as
a weapon . . . .
he stabbed one of the officers several times with the contaminated needle.
Berlin said the victim had more than five puncture wounds on the top of his
customer with a concealed pistol license saw the fight, pulled out his handgun
and told Silva to drop the syringe and get on the ground. Silva stopped
fighting and sat down in the parking lot, police said, but jumped up and ran
when he heard approaching police sirens. The loss prevention officers allowed
him to run and police officers arrested him without further incident.
citizen told police he got involved because the suspect was so violent and
appeared to “be getting the best of” the loss prevention officers. He said he
feared if he didn’t get involved, the suspect was going to kill one of the
store officers, police said.The
wounded loss prevention officer was treated at a local hospital. Neither he nor
the good Samaritan was interested in a media interview, Berlin said. . . .
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