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Published July 05, 2012, 02:09 PM

Homeless Man Accused of Stealing Gun From ND Store

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A homeless man is accused of stealing a shotgun from a downtown Bismarck store, then alarming people by walking across the street with it and hanging out in a parking lot.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A homeless man is accused of stealing a shotgun from a downtown Bismarck store, then alarming people by walking across the street with it and hanging out in a parking lot.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/N9W4GE ) 23-year-old Luke Eppler was charged Tuesday with Class C felony theft of property.

South Central District Judge David Reich set bond for Eppler at $100,000 cash.

Police say officers were called to Gun City Monday morning for a report of a man stealing a shotgun. Police when officers arrived, Eppler was standing near a tire store and had the gun leaning against the building. Officers arrested him at gunpoint without incident.

Police say the shotgun was returned to Gun City.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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