FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A 34-year-old man was arrested June 25 after he reportedly attempted to steal a box of knives from the Walmart on Peachtree Parkway.
The loss prevention officer at the store called deputies when he saw the man in possession of a Walmart sealed security box containing knives. The box was found later pried open with five knives missing.
The officer confronted the man outside the store, but the man denied stealing anything. The officer told the man if he returned the knives then the police would not be involved. The man then pulled the knives out of his pocket and accompanied him to the office.
However, the man then fled the property. A deputy in the area found the man and brought him back to the store.
The man was issued a citation for theft by shoplifting and transported to the Forsyth County Jail.