2nd suspect in Home Depot shoplifting incident charged

Mike Martindale
The Detroit News

Auburn Hills — A second suspect in an October 6 shoplifting incident in which a customer opened fire at the suspect's car has been formally charged in the theft.

Lloyd Wenn, 52, of Flint, has been charged with retail fraud, first-degree at the Home Depot store on Joslyn. Wenn was arraigned Friday before Rochester Hills 52-3rd District Judge Julie Nicholson.

Nicholson entered a not guilty plea on Wenn's behalf and ordered him remanded to the Oakland County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond and Oct. 26 probable cause hearing before Judge Nancy Tolwin Carniak.

Wenn is believed to be the man who pushed a cart full of unpaid merchandise out of the store to an awaiting car driven by another man, identified by police as Anthony Harris, 46, also of Flint. Harris has also been charged and is jailed in the theft in lieu of $25,000 bond and an Oct. 19 probable cause hearing.

The incident drew considerable media attention due to the actions of a customer, Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez, 46, of Clarkston who opened fire on the suspects' car as they sped out of the lot. Duva-Rodriguez, who witnessed but was not involved in any aspect of theft, was in the parking lot and attempt to shoot out one of the vehicle's tires. No one was injured in the incident and the two men were subsequently tracked down and arrested.

Duva-Rodriguez, who has a license to legally carry a loaded concealed weapon, has subsequently been charged with reckless handling and discharge of a firearm, a misdemeanor offense which could result in the loss of her gun license for up to eight years. Her gun has been confiscated and she is free on personal bond and an Oct. 26 probable cause hearing before Nicholson.