Police: BB Gun in Pants is Man's Third Theft in Three Years
St. Louis County Police said the man tried to walk out of the Mehlville Walmart with the item stuck in his waistband.
A man was caught trying to steal a Colt bb gun from a Mehlville Walmart, making it his third stealing offense in three years, according to St. Louis County Police.
Christopher Allen, 25, of the 2200 block of Jackson Street in Arnold, was charged Thursday with stealing as a third stealing related offense within 10 years, a class D felony.
St. Louis County Police said that Walmart security saw Allen attempt to cut a cord binding a mobile phone to a display Sept. 2 at the store at 3270 Telegraph Road in Mehlville. He then selected a Colt CO2 bb pistol from a display and went into a restroom.
When Allen came out of the restroom, he was not carrying the item. St. Louis County Police officers caught Allen outside the store. A search revealed the bb gun was tucked in his waistband.
Bond was set at $2,500.
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