Son of rifle-toting man charged for attempted robbery

Thomas Sanders (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Thomas Sanders (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The son of a Mulberry man who is walking through Lafayette with a rifle this week is charged with trying to rob a convenience store.

Thomas Sanders, 20, is accused of trying to hold up the Village Pantry on Brady Lane in January. He was charged this with two felonies from the January incident.

Court documents claim that Sanders entered the store wearing a mask and said he had gun. He stated he had to pay his child support.

Documents said the clerk thought it was a joke and called the police. Police said Sanders then left the store.

Sanders was charged this week with attempted theft and attempted robbery. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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