A local man is facing multiple charges after he was caught stealing from the Kingston Walmart location and threatened store security with a knife.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. At approximately 8:20 p.m., the accused man entered the store in Kingston’s west end. Inside, store security observed the man as he was shopping and witnessed him conceal multiple items inside a duffle bag he was carrying. The man then proceeded to exit the store while making no attempt to pay for the selected merchandise.
The store security officer followed the accused man outside and placed him under arrest for shoplifting. As the man was being escorted by store security to the store’s office, he pulled away from the officer and lifted his shirt, showing a knife that was holstered to his belt. The man then made a threat to the officer which involved the knife. The man was then restrained by the security officer until police arrived.
At approximately 8:50 p.m., Kingston Police arrived on scene and arrested the accused man.
The 28-year-old Kingston man was charged with:
- Assault with a weapon
- Assault/intent to resist arrest
- Possession of a weapon for committing an offence
- Uttering threats to cause bodily harm
- Theft under $5,000