Authorities say a Maplewood man tried to disguise himself as a woman to evade police after stealing a handgun from Cabela’s in Woodbury and driving a stolen vehicle to a Lake Elmo mobile home park.
Kevron Bivens, 20, was charged Tuesday in Washington County District Court with felony firearm theft. Bail was set at $7,000 with conditions, $20,000 without.
According to police and the criminal complaint:
Bivens broke into a glass case to take a $530 handgun at Cabela’s around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. Employees noticed the blood trail left from the hand Bivens cut on the glass case and called authorities with a description and plate number of the vehicle they saw him leave in. The vehicle had been reported stolen from St. Paul the day before.
Employees gave police a description of Bivens since he had asked them for a bandage after cutting his hand.
A Washington County sheriff’s deputy found the stolen vehicle in the 600 block of Cimarron in the Lake Elmo mobile home park, and Woodbury and Washington County officers surrounded the mobile home Bivens was inside.
Three adults and three children left the mobile home unharmed, while Bivens remained inside ignoring police commands. Police evacuated surrounding units and ordered Bivens to exit.
An hour and a half later, Bivens exited the mobile home dressed in a woman’s top, bedazzled pants and flip flop shoes, as well as heavy makeup and his hair wrapped up in fabric.
Smoking a cigarette, he told officers to “just kill” him, according to the criminal complaint.
He was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Washington County jail.
Officers obtained a search warrant and found the stolen gun inside the mobile home, police said.