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Alleged Walmart shoplifter caught after firing at door, removing pants

June 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM   |   Comments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 19 (UPI) -- An alleged shoplifter in an Anchorage, Alaska, Walmart attempted to escape by shooting at a locked door and removing his pants, police said.

When employees confronted the man early Wednesday, he ran to a locked door, fired his gun at it, then ran outside to remove his shoes and pants before running home, Anchorage police allege.

Wesley Weinburger, 22, was tracked to his Anchorage home by a police dog, where police arrested him on charges of robbery, criminal mischief and theft, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said.

"When they [police] contacted the suspect he was wearing a shirt and some boxer shorts," Myren said.

An assistant manager and another employee confronted Weinburger in the store when he was observed to hide a pair of windshield wiper blades in his clothing, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

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