Police: Alleged thief points gun at Von Maur employee’s head

Wesley K. Fields (Photo courtesy Huntington County Jail)
Wesley K. Fields (Photo courtesy Huntington County Jail)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man is facing three felony charges after he allegedly stuffed a shirt under his clothes at Von Maur and then pointed a gun at an employee who chased him, according to court documents.

Police said Wesley K. Fields, 33, went into a Von Maur dressing room on November 7 with several items. A loss prevention manager was watching Fields on surveillance video and noticed he was acting suspicious.

Fields apparently took two pairs of pants and two shirts into the dressing room and then left without any of the clothing. The manager checked the fitting room and saw that one of the shirts was missing. He believed Fields put it on under his own clothes and walked out of the store.

According to an affidavit for probable cause, the employee ran after Fields and attempted to stop him. Fields apparently started screaming at the man and ran to his car.

The employee told police while Fields was getting into his car, he pointed what appeared to be a semiautomatic handgun at the employee’s head. Fields reportedly said, “get the (expletive) away from me” to the employee and then drove away.

Police said Fields was arrested for an unrelated offense in December. When he was interviewed at the Huntington County Jail, Fields said he made a mistake; however, he would not admit to the robbery and said he never took a gun to Von Maur.

According to court documents, Fields was previously convicted of robbery, so he was also charged for being a convicted felon and having a gun.

On Tuesday, Fields was charged with the following:

  • Robbery – Defendant Armed
  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon
  • Theft

Fields was still in the Huntington County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

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