Trumbell CT April 7 2012 A Bridgeport man allegedly caught shoplifting drew more charges after fighting with security at the Westfield Trumbull Mall.
Rafael J. Rodriguez, 42, of Palisade Avenue, is charged with sixth-degree larceny and second-degree robbery. Police said he left Lord & Taylor without paying for $375 in cologne.
When officers tried to detain him, he allegedly threatened that he had a friend with a gun who would shoot officers.
After his arrest, officers found he was wanted for five counts of failing to appear in court.
Rodriguez was held in lieu of $150,000 bond for the mall incident and $50,000 for the warrants, police said.
Another Arrest at the Trumbull Mall
A woman allegedly carrying three foil-lined bags and an item used to remove security sensors faces several charges.
Natisha Nicole Phonville, 29, of Linwood Avenue, Bridgeport, is charged with three counts of possession of a shoplifting device.
The bags are used to get by door sensors, police said.
Her bond was set at $500.