A police officer was sent to a DeLand supermarket Dec. 9 regarding an instance of shoplifting.

One of the store’s loss-prevention officers told the policeman that he saw a guy wearing a black shirt with the word “Savage” on the front (and who also wore black shorts and black-and-green shoes) push a shopping cart down the meat aisle of the store. 

The fellow picked up three packages of rib-eye steaks, put them in the cart, and then went down another aisle. 

There, he put the three steaks in a big black backpack he was carrying.

The fellow headed out the door without ever trying to pay for any groceries. 

The loss-prevention officer followed him and asked him to come back inside.

The shoplifter refused, threw the contents of his backpack onto the floor, and fled.

Despite the efforts of police officers, the fellow couldn’t be located.

The value of the items he tried to shoplift (three steak packages and three Greenfield Lunch Kits) was $93.99.

The loss-prevention officer said the store will press charges.


By Keith Allen, based on local police-agency reports. If you have information about a crime, call Crime Stoppers, 1-888-277-TIPS. You could be eligible for a reward.