Off-Duty Officer Foils Attempted Home Depot Robbery

A homeless man was arrested Saturday afternoon after he reportedly tried to rob Home Depot at 901 North Elgin with an axe off of the shelf.

The police report states the suspect, Trevan Brewer, 31, walked into Home Depot, grabbed an axe off of the shelf, then walked up to the service desk and demanded money with the axe as a weapon.

An off-duty police sergeant was working an extra job at Home Depot at the time of the incident, and proceeded to take the suspect into custody.

Brewer is being held on $50,000 bond.