March 10, 2009
Cops: Man offered $69 for stolen Klondike
Police in Florida said they have arrested a man who allegedly offered a store owner $69 for a Klondike bar after he allegedly tried to leave without paying.
Investigators said the owner of the Fort Pierce Food Mart/Texaco noticed Richard Cram, 65, walking
suspiciously inside the store March 3, TCPalm.com reported.
The store owner said Cram pulled about 99 cents worth of Raman noodles and 49 cents worth of Famous Amos cookies out of his pockets and threw the items onto a shelf after the owner approached him. The owner said Cram then took an item from the ice cream cooler and tried to leave the store.
(The owner) stopped him before he reached the door, a police report of the incident states.
Cram then removed a Klondike ice cream bar in his rear pants pocket and offered to pay $69 for it.
Police said the Klondike bar, which is priced at $1.29, appeared
Cram was charged with retail theft and violation of probation. He was taken to the St. Lucie County Jail.