It’s bad enough that you’re trying to steal M&Ms. You could have just said, upon being detected, “Holy crap! I totally meant to pay for these and I’m an idiot. Here, let me pay for them now because they cost about $1.”
OOOOOR you could just hit people with a car. Because that’s not escalating quickly.
Hellertown police said two witnesses who tried to stop a couple from stealing candy from a gas station Wednesday morning were nearly struck by the suspects’ car, according to court records.
Leah Markovic, 37, and Craig Adam Berkowitz, 39, both are charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, theft, receiving stolen property and retail theft. Markovic, of Brooklyn, N.Y., is also charged with disorderly conduct and driving with a suspended license.
Both are free after posting $25,000 bail each.
Police said during their arrest, Markovic allegedly bit a police officer in the arm, leaving a large bruise.
According to police:
Around 2:30 a.m., officers were called to the Star Mobil, 1570 Main St., Hellertown, for a theft in progress.
When officers arrived, they said a grey car driven by Markovic nearly struck two people in the parking lot trying to stop her from leaving.
As officers arrested Markovic and Berkowitz, who was in the passenger seat, they said both struggled and fought with officers.
Markovic allegedly bit Patrolman John Donato in the left bicep.
Police said Markovic and Berkowitz had tried to steal a bag of peanut M&Ms and a box of Milk Duds from the store. SOURCE: The Morning Call
As much as people may dislike the Hellertown Police because they love to pull people over all the time, they don’t need to get beat.
Moving forward, why would you try and stop people from stealing M&Ms by force? Is it wrong to steal them? Of course. But, I’m not going to put my life on the line to save some M&Ms.
Unless they are Peanut Butter M&MS. That’s a completely different story.