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Canton Police Accuse Man of Stealing Baby Formula From Walmart

The following information was provided by the Canton Township Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.

responded Aug. 18 to , 45555 Michigan Ave., for a report of a man accused of shoplifting, according to a police report.

The store’s loss prevention officer told police she saw a man conceal a box of baby formula and try to leave the store without paying, the report said.

The employee told police she saw the man enter the store with an old, dirty Walmart bag. She told police she observed the man buying a magazine, which was placed into a new Walmart bag, before placing the baby formula into the new bag and tucking the old bag into his pocket.

Police arrested the man on charges of third-degree retail fraud and was given a Sept. 5 court date.

The man told police he wasn’t sure if he had the correct formula and didn’t want to buy the wrong type.

For questions about this crime report, email john.mckay@patch.com.

Amy Hall August 28, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Stealing isn't right but cut the guy a break. I know firsthand how expensive formula is and the economy is so rough. He probably has a hungry baby at home that needs formula. Sad that he had to resort to stealing. :/
robert forreider August 28, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I would cut him a break, with a 15-20 sentence at jacktown, instead of a slap on the wrist, that guy stole to feed his habit, by selling the formula, which is easily fenceable
John August 28, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Like Robert said, baby formula is expensive and easy to sell to a dirty store for crack money. If this man actually has a starving baby at home, why not look for legitimate sources of assistance instead of robbing the people/companies that actually make proper decisions in their life? I am sure he has plenty of cash on hand for cigarettes, booze, a cellphone, cable television, etc...
John McKay (Editor) August 29, 2012 at 04:25 AM
There have been trends lately of stealing baby formula and energy drinks, of all things. Police have said in the past these goods often get pawned to stores elsewhere.
Kris Sykes December 22, 2012 at 08:10 AM
You may be right..yet in my head I still see a starving baby :/..

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