Joseph Scott Lacek
Joseph Scott Lacek
A Chanhassen man was arrested Monday after a foiled stickup of a Victoria liquor store.
Joseph Scott Lacek of Chanhassen was arrested after he allegedly tried to rob the Hi-Five Liquors, 1512 Commercial Ave., in Victoria.
Lacek is being held in the county jail on a $150,000 cash bail. His next court appearance is set for March 1.
According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, Lacek, 26, entered Hi-Five Liquors, approached the store employee, produced a handgun and demanded money. He proceeded to set the gun down to put on a glove when the store employee attempted to grab the gun, and a struggle ensued. Lacek regained control of the gun, and the store employee fled as Lacek pointed the gun at him. Lacek then fled the store. The store employee chased Lacek as he fled the store and got into a motor vehicle.
A citizen outside Hi-Five Liquors observed Lacek running away from the store and took a photograph of Lacek fleeing in a motor vehicle. The vehicle description, along with the license plate, was provided to sheriff’s deputies. Lacek was located at his residence on the 3600 block of Hickory Road in Chanhassen. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Carver County Jail for armed robbery. A handgun was recovered at the residence and no injuries were reported to deputies.
The Carver County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate this incident. No other suspects are believed to be involved.