A 29-year-old Dearborn Heights man was arrested by police on Oct. 19 for allegedly attempting to steal six containers of Tide laundry detergent from the Dearborn Kroger store.
Police arrested the man, who was hiding next to a chimney at a home located near the store at 15255 E. Michigan Ave.
According to reports, police were dispatched to the store around 8:44 a.m. for a theft in progress. While en route, officers were informed that the suspect was last seen heading southbound through backyards on Prospect Road, east of Greenfield Avenue.
Officers set up a perimeter and sent out a description of the suspect to area patrols. While Dearborn police were walking through a backyard where the man was last seen, they spotted an individual crouching next to a chimney and arrested him.
Kroger's security personnel informed police that the man was walking around the store with a grocery cart with roughly $106 worth of laundry detergent and a box of Band-Aids. When he attempted to leave the store, loss prevention staff asked him for his receipt, to which he replied "Let's go back inside and look for my receipt."
The man pushed past security in an attempt to flee, but he was apprehended by a guard while employees called 911. The man struggled free from the guard and ran through the store's parking lot without his shoes before officers were able to apprehend him.
The man was taken to the Dearborn Police Department and booked for third degree retail fraud. Bond was set at $500.
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