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Armed cops subdue angry shopper denied a refund at Oakland Mall

BY KORIE WILKINS
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

Four Troy police officers, armed with rifles, stormed into an Oakland Mall store today after a man angry that he couldn’t return an Xbox without a receipt threatened to kill someone.

“It was an interesting day here at the GameStop,” said store employee David Roman.

According to Lt. Michael Lyczkowski, the 43-year-old Detroit man went into the store at about 11 a.m. After a store employee wouldn’t allow him to return the Xbox, the man became irate and made threats. A store employee called 911, saying the man went out to get something from his vehicle.

When police arrived, they used a tactic called active shooter response, meaning a team of officers works to stop an immediate threat. Roman said coworkers told him officers put employees and a handful of customers in a back room and threw the man up against a counter, handcuffing

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Added: Dec-3-2009 Occurred On: Dec-2-2009
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Tags: mall, angry customer, death threat, Xbox
Location: Troy, Michigan, United States (load item map)
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