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Spanaway: Man arrested on suspicion of stealing baby formula, hot dogs

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on April 3, 2012 at 6:49 am |
April 3, 2012 6:49 am

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 27-year-old man Saturday after he allegedly stole a can of baby formula and pack of hot dogs from a grocery store, then bit a loss prevention officer.

Court documents provide the following information.

Loss prevention officers at Safeway spotted the man inside the store in the 15800 block of Pacific Avenue. They watched him hide a package of hot dogs in his clothes.

The man then went to the deli counter and bought an item.

A prevention officer then saw the man grab a can of baby formula and place it in his bag with the deli item.

The man left the store.

Officers contacted the man out the store and showed their loss prevention badges.

The man tried to run. He bit one of the officers during a struggle.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and took the man into custody. He admitted that he left the store without paying for the baby formula. He also said the loss prevention officers attacked him.

Apparently, the man didn’t mention the franks.

The man was charged Monday with second-degree robbery.

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