Theft Suspect Arrested Carrying Samurai Sword Dressed in Women's Clothes
Posted by: Pablo Pereira, Meteorologist / Reporter - bio | email
San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man for
possessing stolen property after he allegedly tried to rob a home in
Joshua Tree while dressed in women's clothing, wearing a mask and
wielding a samurai sword.
Authorities say 37-year-old Maurice Lewis of Joshua
Tree was arrested Monday after donning his disguise and walking 150
yards from his vehicle through the desert to the backyard of a home,
where he set off a motion alarm.
The man living there, frustrated at eight recent
thefts, confronted Lewis with a 12-gauge shotgun. He fired a warning
shot. Lewis fled, losing both his shoes.
Deputies later found Lewis at home with cactus and
other injuries on his feet. They also found stolen property belonging to
the man whose home he allegedly visited.
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