February 12, 2009

Cops seek knife-wielding foot cream thief

Authorities in Florida said they are searching for a foot cream thief who brandished a pen knife and threatened to cut a Wal-Mart guard who tried to stop him.

The Broward Sheriff's Office said Thursday that the man entered the Pompano Beach store at 10:10 a.m. Jan. 20 and hid the $9 tube of foot cream somewhere on his body, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Thursday.

The sheriff's report of the incident said a guard confronted the man while he was leaving the store, prompting the thief to pull out his pen knife and threaten to cut the guard if he did not allow the robber to leave.

The man fled in a powder blue Chevrolet Monte Carlo from the mid-1980s that was driven by another man, the report said. A store manager was nearly struck by the car as the driver backed it out of its parking spot.

The report said a surveillance video captured the man entering the store and fleeing in the Monte Carlo, but did not record the confrontation with the guard.