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Tennessee teen tries to steal handgun from gun show, promptly stopped by good Samaritans

An Antioch teen found himself behind bars on Sunday after allegedly trying to steal a handgun from a gun show at the Middle Tennessee Expo Center. PHOTO: Shenoda Riad-Rutherford County Jail

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--An Antioch teen found himself behind bars on Sunday after allegedly trying to steal a handgun from a gun show at the Middle Tennessee Expo Center.

According to the arrest report, Murfreesboro Police arrived to the R.K. Gun Show and found 19-year-old Shenoda Riad being held on the floor by several good Samaritans and the owner of the stolen gun. According to witnesses, Riad was walking around with a black and silver Springfield XD-S holstered on his hip at the show when he took the vendor's revolver, and tried to conceal it while exiting the premises.

Riad admitted to stealing the gun, then trying to leave the expo center before he was confronted by the citizens and vendor. Before police arrived, witnesses say Riad was actively creating a scene by yelling and screaming, and trying to fight several of the people trying to restrain him. The good Samaritans and the vendor told police they disarmed Riad of his holstered weapon, retrieved the stolen weapon, and then held him until police arrived.

Police apprehended Riad and then learned from another vendor he also had an optic and a box of ammo stolen by friends Riad arrived with. Police stopped the men in a vehicle and found a small amount of marijuana, alcohol, the stolen optic, ammo, and two handguns. Riad claimed ownership of the two guns, saying he purchased them from a guy in the parking lot earlier that day, but couldn't provide proof of ownership.

Riad was taken into custody and charged with theft, disorderly conduct, and unlawful carry.

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