ROCK HILL Police say a Rock Hill man stole $245 in steaks from Walmart, assaulted a worker and then led officers on a foot chase into the woods.
Reginald Brice, 47, is accused of stealing the steaks from the Old York Road Walmart near Newport around 3 p.m. Thursday, according to a Rock Hill Police report.
A store security worker confronted the thief in the parking lot when the man shoved and hit him, the report states. The store employee told police the shoplifter also attempted to bite him.
Brice ran away into the woods behind Walmart. Police found some of the steaks in his car in the parking lot, the report states.
He was later found hiding behind a garbage bin after an employee of a nearby pizza store noticed Brice looking suspicious and informed police.
Brice ran from officers back into the woods before he was arrested.
He is charged with resisting arrest, shoplifting and assault and battery, the report states.
Attempted theft at Bi-Lo
In an unrelated case, police are reviewing surveillance video to try to identify two women accused of attempting to steal nearly $800 worth of groceries from the Cherry Road Bi-Lo on Thursday.
Bi-Lo’s store manager told police that two women tried to leave the store with two grocery carts full of food around 6:40 p.m., according to a Rock Hill Police report.
The manager stopped the women and asked if they paid for their groceries.
One woman showed him an old store receipt from Charlotte, the manager told police.
They abandoned the shopping carts and ran to a gray Ford Taurus in the parking lot.