A loss control officer at the Kmart on Highway 153 said a man he suspected of shoplifting pulled a knife on him when he confronted him.
The officer said he believed that Scott Scoggins and Stephanie Cannon took $100 in merchandise and left without paying.
He said the knife was pulled on him when he tried to stop them. They got in a 1996 Toyota.
That vehicle was stopped on Dayton Boulevard. Both were charged with theft under $500 and Scoggins was charged with aggravated assault.
None of the merchandise was recovered.
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The manager of the Ramada Inn on Birmingham Highway said a familiar thief is up to his old tricks.
A video showed a light-skinned black male get out of a Toyota Camry and smash a security camera. He was described as about 5'8" and 160 pounds.
The manager said the same man busted out a security camera at the motel about a year earlier.
He said at that time the man was hanging around the Ramada and stealing items from people in their rooms as they were packing up and walking to and from their cars.
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A man who used valet parking at the Sheraton Read House said he later noticed that his glove compartment was open.
He said he was missing a $215 Garmin GPS.
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Tyler Patton said while delivering pizzas in the 1800 block of S. Kelly, he was approached by a prostitute.
He said she was a white female wearing a pink shirt.
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A man said when he pulled into Mr. Zip on Frazier Avenue, a homeless man asked him for money. He declined to give any.
He said he went inside the convenience store, leaving the car running and the doors unlocked. He looked out to see that the homeless man had found a home - he was driving away in his car.