Washington man charged with robbery in theft of lip balm www.privateofficer.com
Longview WA March 25 2012 Police said a man tried to steal a tube of lip balm from a grocery store but ended up arrested on suspicion of first-degree robbery and assault Thursday evening.
Two security guards confronted 19-year-old Timothy Ryan Nicholas after he slipped out of Winco, 120 Triangle Shopping Center, with a shoplifted tube of Blistex, said Longview police Sgt. Steve Dennis.
Dennis said a fight began, and Nicholas pulled and opened a pocket knife. The security guards managed to subdue Nicholas. The guards were uninjured, but Nicholas complained of pain and was examined at St. John Medical Center before he was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail.
Nicholas was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault and first-degree robbery. Nicholas was still being held Friday on suspicion of first-degree assault and first-degree robbery, Dennis said.