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Man charged with stealing vodka, throwing bottle at security guard

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 3, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
July 3, 2012 6:07 pm

It was all about vodka, but the man claimed it was chips and cookies he wanted.

Lance Bady, 43, was charged Monday with second-degree robbery and third-degree assault in connection with an incident outside a Safeway store Friday.

According to charging documents:

Three security guards watched as Bady put two bottles of vodka in his cart, and then hid them in his jacket.

After he left the store without paying for the liquor, the guards confronted Bady in the parking lot and asked him to come back inside. He swung one of the bottles at a guard and made a run for his car, but was unable to get in.

Bady then threw a vodka bottle at the guards and sprinted across the street.

A woman at a nearby restaurant told police Bady tried to get inside her vehicle. He was found shortly afterward lying in some bushes.

He told police he was just trying to buy chips and cookies, although he didn’t have money or a wallet. And he explained the night this way:

“The defendant states he was sweaty because several men were chasing him. He said he dropped his jacket because he was hot. He said he was lying down because he had fallen. He denied swinging bottles at anyone.”

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