Transient Arrested For Alleged Shoplifting, Had Gun

Richard Allen Carver, 54, was booked on suspicion of armed robbery; making criminal threats; being a felon in possession of a firearm and grand theft of a firearm.

A shoplifting rap for a transient stopped outside a grocery store turned into more serious charges when he allegedly struggled with employees and a gun was found on him, sheriff's officials said.

Though the incident occurred in an unincorporated area of Corona, sheriff's deputies from the Lake Elsinore station arrested Richard Allen Carver, 54.

He was booked on suspicion of armed robbery; making criminal threats; being a felon in possession of a firearm and grand theft of a firearm; making terrorist threats; carrying a concealed firearm and carrying a loaded firearm.

He was released on $25,000 bail and ordered to appear in court July 25.

Carver was stopped outside a Vons store at 11800 De Palma Road, shortly before 5:40 p.m. Friday,  sheriff's Sgt. John Carlberg said.

He allegedly struggled with a Vons employee and two other people, the sergeant said.

During the struggle, a pistol was spotted in the suspect's waistband and it was taken from him, Carlberg said.

The employee suffered injuries to the hands and Carver hurt his wrists, back and face, Carlberg said.

Hawkeye May 28, 2012 at 01:42 PM
How does a transient come up with $25,000 bail?
Gerald E. Hall Jr. May 28, 2012 at 02:01 PM
I've got a better question. Given all the charges against him and the type of charges, why wasn't the bail set much, much higher. Don't be surprised if this guy does'nt show up for his court date. Must have been another liberal judge handing out such a small bail amount.
cynthia sanchez May 28, 2012 at 03:23 PM
That you hawkeye. When I read that thats exactly what I was thinking & yes Gerald why wasnt bail much higher?? I just had to laugh @ that one.
Steve May 28, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Probably the two people that had sex and brought him into this world.
Lynn Anderson May 28, 2012 at 10:16 PM
He's not a transient, that's how.
Lynn Anderson May 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Must be nice to have a criminal record like this guy & ALWAYS get off with a slap on the hand. You guys should look this guys record up on Riverside superior court website, what happened to the 3 strikes rule?
big aunt harry mary May 29, 2012 at 04:56 AM
he stole it....
big aunt harry mary February 03, 2013 at 05:56 AM
they cant get blood from a turnip... but if he had a job, the bail would be in the 100,000's and up.... nice system , jerks !!
Roberto February 03, 2013 at 07:14 PM
I thought company employees are terminated for putting themselves in harms way. This guy probably has a lawsuit since he was probably trying to eat.


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