Two Rock Hill police officers chased an accused Dollar General shoplifter Thursday evening and then arrested him for stealing soap and underwear, according to a police report.
A store employee called police around 6 p.m. to say a man wearing all black stole several items from the Cherry Road store and put them in a blue bag before leaving.
While he concealed items in his bag, the employee watched him and the accused shoplifter became defensive, the report states.
The accused thief then left the Dollar General and tried to give the stolen items to a woman in the parking lot when the police showed up.
The woman returned the stolen items to the store.
Before arresting the man, Rock Hill officers chased him through the parking lot, a field and into a residential neighborhood near the Cherry Park shopping center.
The man, 25, was charged with third offense shoplifting, according to the report.
During the foot chase, the accused thief sustained a small cut to his upper lip, the report states.
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