Crime brief: Man detained following spare ribs robbery


Police are seeking a warrant for the arrest of a Sacramento man suspected of robbery after he allegedly stole food from a Walmart by force and tried to flee in a van.

The 53-year-old man reportedly walked into the store shortly before 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, and tried to leave the store with spare ribs without paying for them. Store employees reportedly tried to stop the man from leaving, but the man allegedly took the ribs by force and walked out of the store, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

The man left in a van, but officers were able to locate it heading away on San Antonio Road, Nelson said. The man was detained and identified as the suspect in the alleged robbery, but had to be taken to a nearby hospital for a medical condition that occurred while he was detained, Nelson said.

Police have since requested a warrant for the man's arrest, Nelson said.

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9 people like this
Posted by Dan Waylonis
a resident of Jackson Park
on Sep 6, 2018 at 2:06 pm

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Must have been really tasty looking ribs!

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Posted by Kyle
a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 6, 2018 at 5:07 pm

I want my baby back baby back baby back
By any means necessary necessary necessary

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Posted by Kay
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Sep 6, 2018 at 10:16 pm

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The police took him to the hospital for indigestion? The guy may just stroll back into the same Walmart. There is no penalty and surely he is again hungry.

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Posted by Jackie289
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 7, 2018 at 5:03 pm

MVPD really has nothing better to do? They allowed that YouTube shooter to go yet are spending resources on a crime of poverty. Disgraceful.

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Posted by Kay
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Sep 7, 2018 at 7:02 pm

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He fought to keep the stolen ribs and fled in a van. Poor? It does not say he was poor.

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Posted by He was rescuing them
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 10, 2018 at 6:53 am

They were found entirely wrapped in plastic and they were just skin and bones!

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