Two men, who were desparate for a drink and decided to steal booze, are in hot water with the Mt. Pleasant and Caledonia police departments.
Devlon L. Driggers, 39, of , was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with two misdemeanor counts of retail theft. Caledonia Police also suspect a 35-year-old Racine man was also involved in two thefts, but he has yet to be charged.
The two men allegedly took alcohol from the , 5201 Washington Ave., at 8:26 p.m. Oct. 26 and at , 5111 Douglas Ave. at 1:33 p.m. Nov. 13.
Driggers turned himself in to the police after a probation and parole warrant was issued against him.
According to a report by the Caledonia Police Department, Driggers and the suspect allegedly took three liter bottles of Bombay Gin from Pick’n Save, which they hid under their clothes. When confronted by an employee, one of the suspects kept walking, but the other man said he didn’t have anything hidden under his coat. Then the employee heard the sound of two bottles clanging together.
Driggers allegedly handed the bottles back to the employee, and said he was leaving the store. The employee then grabbed Driggers and “took him down to the ground.” Driggers tried hitting the employee in the face, then ran off into the parking lot and left with the second suspect in a green Honda Civic.
Caledonia Police found Driggers’ car in the 600 block of Royal Park Road and he turned himself in last week. When questioned by police, Driggers said he didn’t take the liquor, but returned the alcohol before leaving the store.
Driggers’ initial appearance is scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 13, 2012.