HARRISVILLE, Utah April 2 2012 - Police say a man was arrested after he he was caught stealing a block of cheese and a pair of women’s panties from a Harrisville Walmart on Tuesday.
Harrisville Police say 61-year-old Harry Butler was arrested for robbery of the Walmart at 534 Harrisville Road after a tussle with a store security guard.
According to police, a Walmart asset protection employee observed Butler with a block of cheese and the women’s panties stuffed in his left jacket pocket.
When the employee confronted Butler, Police say he pushed her out of the way and bolted into the parking lot, where the employee was eventually able to catch up and hold him until police arrived.
Police say Butler threw the panties and cheese as he ran in the parking lot.
Police say Butler might have been charged with shoplifting if he hadn’t used force to push past the employee. Instead, police say he will face robbery charges.
Butler was booked into the Weber County Jail on $10,000 bond.
Police say Butler’s wife, 62-year-old Lucy Ann Butler, who was also in the store at the time of the incident, was also arrested after officers found more than $3,800 in a sock stuffed inside her bra.
Police searched and arrested her due to an outstanding warrant stemming from a drug possession with intent to distribute investigation.
Police said the Butlers had purchased several items from the store.