A Beachwood man was arrested after he allegedly fled from police that were responding to Walmart on report of a shoplifter.
James McEvoy, 41, was arrested for allegedly shoplifting a mobile phone on Nov. 15, Lt. James Veltri said.
Police responded to Walmart on Route 9 at 2:15 on report of a shoplifter when McEvoy fled on foot. He was located in the parking lot across the street at Spring Oak Assisted Living.
Walmart reported a Galaxy Boost mobile phone valued at $349 stolen, Veltri said. He was witnessed using a knife to open up the package for the mobile phone when he was confronted by store security and fled.
Police found McEvoy with a knife and the box for the phone but the phone had been left in Walmart.
He was arrested on one count of shoplifting at $2,500.
McEvoy also had three outstanding warrants: $250 from Toms River, $750 from Toms River and $500 out of Bayville.
Veltri provided the following information:
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