Man With Drug Habit Cuts Himself During Shoplifting Attempt

An excerpt from the WPD police log. The following arrest information was supplied by the Woburn Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Woburn Police took a variety of calls in recent days.
Woburn Police took a variety of calls in recent days.
The following is an excerpt from the Woburn Police Department log. Please note that this is a sampling of activity in the log, not a complete account.

Featured Incident

On Wednesday, Nov. 27, police were called to Target to investigate suspicious activity in the area.

Upon arrival, the officer went to the loss prevention office and spoke with an employee who said a man had cut his hand with a knife while attempting to steal merchandise.

Officers spoke to the man, who was escorted to the loss prevention office. He was patted down to check for weapons and contraband. During the check, two knives were found in his pocket.

The man told police he was going to steal a video game, but did not take it. He also said he had an addiction to drugs, specifically prescription pills.

Police located four or five unidentified pills in the man's pocket, and he said he did not have a prescription for any of them

Officers issued a no trespass order to the man and he was advised to stay out of all Target stores.

Officers noted that the man does have a license to carry a firearm, and police believe it should be addressed due to his narcotics behavior and his shopping methods.


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