Police called on man for allegedly stealing $28.47 worth of food items from a Dollar General

BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2021/11/15: A member of the Bloomington Police Department removes a bag of recovered items from a minivan after a vehicle pursuit that ended in the Countryview Apartment complex on November 15, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. The driver was accused of stealing food items from a Dollar General store. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

After a vehicle pursuit, police took a man into custody, who was accused of taking items from a Dollar General store, without paying, according to Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo.

Just before 6:44 p.m., Monday the manager of the Dollar General store in the 2400 block of S. Walnut reported a theft in progress. The manager told police a man had not paid for items in the store and left in a white minivan.

Police arriving in the area found a minivan in the parking lot with the reported license plate description. An officer attempted to stop the van, but the driver fled. Eventually, after a pursuit, the van crashed into an apartment building at the Country View Apartments in the 2500 block of S. Rockport Rd.

The driver then fled but police apprehended him nearby.

At the scene of the collision police recovered stolen items worth $28.47 from the vehicle:

Sour patch candy.

A Gallon of milk.

A coffee drink.

And other items.

The manager reported the man was shopping and placed the milk and other items into a basket but did not pay for them.

The man, who was taken into custody, is facing charges of driving without a license, level c misdemeanor; theft-shoplifting, level a misdemeanor; leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, a level b misdemeanor, and resisting law enforcement, level 6 felony.

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