Police: Man shoots at woman, steals her boyfriend’s tools

A man is accused of firing a gun at a woman while he was leaving with her boyfriend’s power tools.

Dayton police responded at approximately 10:20 a.m. Friday to the 1600 block of Hearthstone Drive on calls of gunfire, according to the police report.

A 27-year-old woman told police she saw two men loading power tools into a white Chevrolet Malibu. She confronted the pair and took one of the power tools out of the car when one of the men pulled out a silver handgun and said: “Hey little girl, don’t mess with me.” She immediately backed off, according to the report.

The other man, whom she recognized and police later identified as 33-year-old Joseph Bishop of Dayton, finished loading the tools and got into the driver’s seat. As he drove off, the second man got into the passenger side and Bishop fired a shot at her, according to the report.

Police later found Bishop and took him into custody. He was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of aggravated robbery and a possible parole violation on a previous drug conviction. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.

Police have not arrested the second man.

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