A man received an unwelcome holiday surprise in the parking lot of Fry's Electronics Wednesday night (Dec. 7) when two men wearing masks and black clothing approached him and flashed a handgun, Palo Alto police confirmed Thursday.
The incident occurred at approximately 10 p.m. as the victim was walking to a car in the Fry's parking lot when he was confronted by two men that were hiding behind a vehicle, police said. One of the men showed the victim a handgun and told him to walk with them, which he refused to do. The men then quickly fled the area, possibly after seeing a Palo Alto patrol vehicle enter the parking lot, police said.
The victim informed the loss prevention officer at Fry's of the incident, which was then reported to a Palo Alto police officer that had responded to Fry's on a shoplifting report, police said. Police set up a perimeter but were unable to locate the two men.
The men were described as Hispanic of an unknown age, wearing masks and black clothing, according to police. Nothing was taken from the victim and no injuries were reported, police said.