Michael Lee Hurst, 49, of St. Louis, was caught in the parking lot of the Richmond Heights Schnucks with four bottles of tequila he hadn’t paid for, and was subsequently charged with stealing, according to court and police records.
On March 25, Hurst selected the bottles and hid them in his clothing. A customer saw him do this and told a store employee. By this time Hurst had walked past all points of sale without paying; he was apprehended outside the store and the stolen property was retrieved.
Richmond Heights police responded and arrested Hurst. He confessed to the theft.