Man charged in attempt to steal meat from store


An Arnold man was arrested Monday evening and charged with trying to sneak out of a grocery store with a package of filet mignon hidden in his pants, county police said.

A security officer at the Basics food store in the 5600 block of Ritchie Highway told police that a man came into the store about 6:45 p.m. and went to the meat section, where he stuffed a $9.20 package of filet mignon in his pants. The officer stopped the man when he tried to leave without paying, police said.

John Arthur Watson, 30, of the 700 block David Drive was charged with misdemeanor theft, police said.

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