Charlotte shoplifter tried shooting Family Dollar employee www.privateofficer.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. June 3 2012
Police have locked up a man they said tried to shoot a Family Dollar employee, only the gun never fired.
Officers arrested Gilbert Francois on Wednesday.
Police said, just hours before, an employee at the north Charlotte store caught Francois trying to shoplift.
He pointed a gun at the worker and pulled the trigger. The gun didn’t go off.
He then ran out of the store, police said.
Francois has an extensive police record. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested him 10 times in just the last three years.
The latest bust came in January on an assault charge.