Police: Man forced to sign up for store credit
A Lower Windsor Township man remains in York County Prison after police say he forced an acquaintance to sign up for credit cards and make various purchases.
Dominique Bruce Kendrick-Majors, 22, of 228 Red Front Road, is charged with robbery, coercing to commit a crime, terroristic threats and theft, according to charging documents.
Lower Windsor Township Police allege Kendrick-Majors called a friend to his home and forced the man to drive him to various places and buy things or sign up for credit cards. The man allegedly thought Kendrick-Majors had a gun, but it was discovered to be just a screwdriver, according to police.
Allegations: About 8 p.m. Nov. 11, Kendrick-Majors called the man to his home under the pretense that he had left something in the man's car, police allege. When the man arrived at Kendrick-Majors' residence, Kendrick-Majors got in the front passenger seat and told the man he had a gun and would "pull the trigger" and "end his life for good," if the man didn't do what Kendrick-Majors asked, police said.
"(The man) said Dominique had his hand behind his seat like he had something," the officer wrote in charging documents.
Kendrick-Majors instructed the man to drive to an ATM to "pull out all of the money" in the man's account, police said. The transaction couldn't be completed, and Kendrick-Majors asked the man to drive to both a Wal-Mart and a Target in the area, documents state. While there, Kendrick-Majors told the man to open store credit in his name, according to police.
Since the accounts were not ready to be used, Kendrick-Majors asked the man to drive back to his home, where they stayed for about an hour before returning to Wal-Mart, according to police. At Wal-Mart, Kendrick-Majors made the man buy a $50 gift card, which was taken to a Giant to be placed in a machine and exchanged for cash, according to charging documents.
The two made a brief stop at McDonald's before once again returning to Wal-Mart, where police say the man bought a PlayStation 4. They tried to take the PS4 to a pawn shop, but police said Kendrick-Majors was unsatisfied with the money he would get from it and went to Wal-Mart to return it.
Their attempt at returning the PS4 at Wal-Mart was unsuccessful because, police say, Kendrick-Majors did not have a receipt for it.
Leaving: The two left the store, and Kendrick-Majors tried to get the man to buy another PS4, but the man protested, according to documents. That caused Kendrick-Majors to become angry, according to police.
"He said Dominique told him he was going to shoot him if he didn't do what he said and also told him he would send a friend to (the man's) residence to do crazy things,'" documents state.
The two were outside the man's car when the man realized the driver's-side door was open but the passenger-side door was not. He got in the car and started to drive off, which police say caused Kendrick-Majors to punch the car. The man also found out that what he thought was a gun was actually a black-and-yellow screwdriver, according to police.
The man told police he was afraid of Kendrick-Majors and did not want to make the purchases or open the accounts. He said he had not talked to Kendrick-Majors since.
Kendrick-Majors was arraigned on the charges Nov. 21 at central booking, according to online court records. A central booking supervisor confirmed Friday night that Kendrick-Majors was sent to York County Prison in lieu of $20,000 bail.
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