Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On June 2nd, 2024, Missoula Police Department officers were dispatched to a robbery report from Winco. Dispatch advised a male and female fled the scene in a vehicle and staff members had been tased.  

Some officers responded to Winco while other officers attempted to locate the suspect vehicle. Officers spoke to two loss prevention officers who appeared excited and were experiencing an adrenaline dump. The LPOs stated they were tased during an altercation near the exit of the store. One LPO said he needed time to cool off while the other spoke to the officers.  

The LPO said he and his coworker were working and reviewing the interior security video live stream when they noticed a female shopping. The LPO recognized her as someone who had previously been trespassed. He noticed she selected items and placed them in her shopping cart. Then she selected certain items and placed a freezer bag on top to conceal them.  

Eventually, she and the male made their way to a cash register. The LPO mentioned that she would hand items to the male when the cashier was not looking. The LPO's then stopped her and the male prior to them leaving.  

While the LPO's attempted to detain the male and female, a physical struggle ensued where both LPO's were tased by the male. The LPO mentioned he was concerned because he thought the male was concealing a firearm and he also observed brass knuckles on the male's person. 

Other officers located the suspect vehicle and conducted a felony stop. The female and the male were found within the vehicle. Law enforcement also observed a set of brass knuckles and what appeared to be a Taser inside the vehicle.  

READ MORE: Missoula News – Crime Reports 

The male was identified as 38-year-old Ren Husfloen and he was Mirandized. According to court documents, Ren admitted he was at the store when two men who looked like cops, but were not cops, approached them and were being “rude”. Ren stated the female tried to explain she may have had an item she forgot to scan, but the males told her to “shut up”. He said the males then attacked him so he pulled out his Taser, sparked it, and began swinging it towards the males to get away before fleeing. 

Ren was placed under arrest and was transported to the Missoula County Detention Facility. He's currently being charged with one count of felony robbery and his bond was set at $25,000. 

The information in this article was obtained from sources that are publicly viewable. 

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