Fort Myers Fla June 2 2011 A Naples man had a gun fall from his pants during a scuffle with South Fort Myers Walmart loss prevention officers, according to Lee deputies.
Jose Luis Huerta, 18, of the 15000 block of Arborview Boulevard, was charged with battery, petty theft, resisting a merchant and on eight Collier County warrants for failure to appear on violation of probation on burglary, robbery and absconding from supervision counts.
According to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office report:
On Saturday afternoon, employees of the store, located at 14821 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, stopped a man for taking a jug of anti-freeze, and the man began to fight. During the scuffle, a gun fell from his right pants leg. One of two other men with him grabbed the gun and fled. During the fight, Huerta bit a Walmart employee.
A woman who was shopping in the area saw the handgun fall. She hid behind some bushes in the garden center and called 911.
Several Walmart employees held Huerta until law enforcement arrived. One employee said when the gun fell it sounded like it was plastic and believed it was a pellet or BB gun.
Huerta told deputies he needed the anti-freeze for his cousin’s car so he could go out later.
The incident was caught on surveillance video.