Attempt to Lift Vacuums Sucks Employee into Trouble

A Bed, Bath and Beyond loss prevention agent in Illinois,called police at 5:32 p.m. on July 5. Officers arrived at 215 Harlem Ave., and the employee told police he believed a theft was in progress. The man said he had witnessed another employee, Kenneth Reynolds, 32, of Chicago, walk out of the store with three vacuums. On June 20, the employee said security cameras had captured Reynolds walk out of the store with two vacuums without paying. Bed, Bath and Beyond was missing $12,000 worth of vacuums.

Police attempted to apprehend Reynolds, who ran east, ignoring officer commands to stop. Eventually he surrendered on Elgin Avenue and was transported to the Forest Park Police Department, where he told officers he attempted to steal the vacuums by concealing them in the parking lot. When asked how he was going to get the vacuums out of the parking lot, Reynolds replied, “I have no idea.” He received a felony charge for retail theft… Forest Park Review

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