3 Arrested After Home Depot Shoplifting Turns Into Assault

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Three men were arrested after shoplifting from Home Depot, which turned into an assault.

According to police, the suspects filled up a shopping cart with power tools worth more than $1,000 and attempted to walk out the door. When employees tried to stop them, one of them displayed a Taser and threatened them with it.

The suspects fled in a white Crown Victoria. Officers spotted the car on Rt. 50 near Rt. 424. Officers pulled the car over and confirmed that they matched the description of the suspects.

Officers charged Tyrone Freeman and Ruston Hopson with first- and second-degree assault and theft over $1,000. The third occupant wasn’t charged with anything related to this incident but was arrested on outstanding warrants for trespassing.

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