Men Cause Trouble in Walmart Parking Lot, Then Flee Police

The van they were driving is believed to have been stolen, police say.

Two men causing trouble at the Rochester Hills Walmart fled from police and were eventually caught — with stolen alcohol and what appears to be a stolen van.

The incident began in the parking lot of the store at 2:43 a.m. Sunday morning. According to a report from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, two men jumped from a van and were "about to assault one of the complainants when a friend pepper-sprayed one of the assailants." 

The men got into the van and sped away; deputies located the van and tried to stop it, but the driver fled, the report stated. The van was eventually located parked and unoccupied in Pontiac; there were several bottles of stolen alcohol, with security devices still attached, in the van, the report stated. 

Deputies eventually found one of the suspects at a home; they believe the van had been reported stolen last week in Waterford.

The investigation into the incident continues.  

Peter Griffin November 12, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Walmart should have stayed in Pontiac. This just brings in the wrong element into Rochester Hills.
Marcus Burger November 12, 2012 at 05:37 PM
criminals will find a way no matter where the store is, look at the recent crime in downtown Rochester, that's gutsy, with limited escape routes, very brazen to attempt robbery there. Thank God for the dude with the pepper spray, this could've been a LOT worse! Any bets on how long these guys' rap sheet is, I say this isn't the first time that they've been in trouble.
Liz November 13, 2012 at 06:17 PM
What about the robbery in downtown Rochester?? Peter I find your statement on the racist side.....
Robert Gauthier November 14, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Get your CPL and start protecting yourselves, people. It's not going to get better....


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