Report: Man buys $2 worth of gas, steals 24 beers | Crime
Deputies arrested a 23-year-old West Columbia man after he stole a case of beer from a local business, according to sheriff’s deputies.
According to a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department incident report, deputies responded to a shoplifting call at the Corner Pantry located at 1897 South Lake Drive on May 16.
Upon arrival, officers spoke to the sales clerk who stated that around 9:20 p.m. Daniel Horne entered the store and paid for $2 in gas, deputies say.
On his way out of the store, the clerk told deputies Horne picked up a 24 pack of beer, that was displayed about eight feet from the exit door.
Deputies say the clerk followed Horne outside and yelled at him telling him he needed to pay for the beer as he placed the stolen items in the back of his truck.
According to deputies, Horne ignored the clerk, finished pumping his gas and drove off.
A short time later, deputies located Horne’s truck on Platt Springs Road and a chase ensued, the report stated.
Horne eventually fled the scene on foot and a K-9 unit was dispatched to the location to help conduct a search in the area, according to sheriff’s deputies.
Around 10:38 p.m. Horne was apprehended and the case of beer was recovered.
Horne was arrested on charges of shoplifting, reckless driving and driving a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.