SANDWICH – A 55-year-old Sandwich man on parole for felony drunk-driving allegedly pulled an air pistol on store employees when they confronted him about shoplifting, police said.
Thomas W. Fiala, of the 700 block of Cynthia Drive, was charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault, according to a Sandwich police news release. He allegedly pointed an air pistol at employees about 1:45 p.m. Jan. 31 when they discussed an alleged theft with him, police said. The incident happened in the 0-99 block of North Eddy Street.
Sandwich police identified Fiala through financial records, the release stated.
LaSalle County Sheriff’s police arrested Fiala on Sunday on an unrelated warrant, and Sandwich police obtained a warrant alleging aggravated assault Monday.