FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – What authorities initially described as a strong-arm robbery actually turned out to be a woman threatening to shoot a gas station clerk over $30, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD).
Dispatch and FWPD activity logs confirmed police were investigating what initially was reported as a strong-arm robbery in the 6000 block of W. Jefferson Boulevard around 3 p.m.
However, an FWPD officer confirmed there was no robbery, but instead there was a “disturbance with some miscommunication.”
According to the FWPD, a female customer became upset over a $30 refund and threatened to shoot the gas station clerk while she “tore the store up.”
When officers arrived, the woman resisted arrest and had to be pulled and pinned to the ground in order to be detained, according to the FWPD.
Police also said a gun was recovered from the woman’s car, but it was not involved in the initial incident.
Police arrested the woman, who now faces charges of intimidation, battery, criminal mischief, and resisting law enforcement.