The Kroger employee told police what happened, and identified French as the man who stole the items. The man first denied he stole anything and “had a bit of an attitude.”
Once in the officer’s cruiser, French “was apologetic and polite,” and at the police station “admitted he stole the food to sell and to eat.”
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The merchandise was able to be resold.
French was charged with petty theft, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, but failed to show up for his court appearance on Wednesday. A warrant was issued for his arrest.