Dillard’s loss prevention agent arrested for shooting at shoplifters www.privateofficer.com
Oklahoma City OK Dec 31 2010 A store security guard who police said shot at a car carrying shoplifting suspects in the Penn Square Mall parking lot in October was charged Thursday with engaging in reckless conduct while possessing a firearm and carrying a weapon unlawfully.
Timothy Kiddoo, 32, of Oklahoma City, was an officer for the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center who was working as a loss prevention officer for Dillard’s when the incident happened, according to court records.
He followed two women he suspected of stealing a watch into the parking lot.
Kiddoo did not show his badge and he was wearing jeans, a black shirt and a ball cap, according to an affidavit.
The women drove off when Kiddoo confronted them, records show.
Kiddoo told police that the driver made eye contact with him, then drove at him.
Her car struck Kiddoo’s left hand and continued moving in a reckless manner, Kiddoo told police.
Kiddoo told police he fired two shots at the vehicle as it drove away because he was concerned for other people’s safety.
No bystanders were injured.
Kiddoo told police he thought the rounds hit the back window and trunk of the car.
Police investigated the case and found that Kiddoo did not have an armed security guard license, according to an affidavit.
Police also determined that Kiddoo fired at the vehicle after it was no longer a threat, records show.
Veterans Affairs spokeswoman Stacy Rine confirmed Thursday that Kiddoo is an employee. She said the matter is under review internally.
“As with any employee, we intend to treat this situation privately — respecting all parties involved,” Rine said in a statement.