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Updated Nov 8, 2013 - 6:03 pm

Arizona man threatens store employee with chainsaw

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Authorities say a Prescott man is in custody for
allegedly stealing a chainsaw from a store and then threating an employee with
it.

Prescott police say 27-year-old Thomas Reyes is being held at the Yavapai
County Jail on suspicion of armed robbery.

They say Reyes allegedly stole an 18-inch chainsaw from the display shelf
inside a Sears store Thursday.

As he was leaving the store, an employee confronted Reyes.

Witnesses say Reyes turned toward the employee, raised the chainsaw in a
threatening manner and yelled “back off.”

Reyes then fled the scene but witnesses gave police information on the car he
was driving.

Officers located the vehicle and arrested Reyes at his home after finding the
stolen chainsaw in his possession.

It was unclear Friday if Reyes has a lawyer.

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