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Charges filed against suspect who allegedly tried to break into gun store

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Charges have been filed against a man who is accused of trying to break into the Femme Fatale gun store on S. Main Street, according to court records.

Henry Cooks has been charged with one count of attempted burglary and one count of criminal mischief.

On March 6 around 11 p.m., a South Bend Police officer was called to the store in the 1200 block of S. Main Street for reports of a burglar alarm, reports said.

When the officer arrived to the area, he located Cooks walking southbound on Main Street near the business, reports said.

The officer asked Cooks if he had broken the window of the business.

Cooks said he had thrown a bottle at the window because he was angry, reports said. He said he had been trying to get psychiatric help and had been kicked out of the weather amnesty shelter, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The officer observed damage to the store windows, including several impact points, reports said.

Surveillance video from the store shows Cooks throw an item at the window and Cooks making several attempts to break the window by kicking it, reports said.

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