A man reportedly warned not to return to a local establishment now faces theft and trespassing charges.
According to Ferguson Township police, an officer was dispatched late Thursday to Champs Sports Grill along North Atherton Street for an attempted retail theft in progress. The officer spoke with the front-end manager, who said a man, identified by staff as Richard L. Wilson, 52, had attempted to take store merchandise.
The manager said Wilson had attempted to steal about $200 in T-shirts on Sept. 25 from a display case but was stopped by staff, police said. He was reportedly told he was no longer allowed to be on the premises.
Wilson allegedly returned Thursday evening and was observed in the store, police said. When the manager tried to confront him, he reportedly grabbed something from a desk area and put it in his pocket before fleeing to the basement bar area.
He was observed taking all the napkins from the bar area, police said. He reportedly argued briefly with the bar manager before leaving.
Wilson was taken into custody and arraigned Sunday before District Judge Steven Lachman, according to court documents, and charged with misdemeanor counts of retail theft and criminal trespassing. Straight monetary bail was set at $1,000 and he was taken to the Centre County Correctional Facility.
A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 11.