A Blackstock man who claimed he wasn’t paid stole $1,200 in tools from his former company as retaliation, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.
Christopher Phillip Tipton, 34, went to his former job at MDS Home Repair on Hensley Road on Monday and demanded to be paid, the report states.
He quit working at the business about a week ago, and reportedly said he was going to take some of the company’s tools until he received his money.
Two employees said Tipton used a key to enter the business and take two bags of miscellaneous hand tools valued at over $1,200, the report states.
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When deputies contacted Tipton, he said he took the tools as leverage so he could get money he felt he was owed.
Tipton was advised of his warrant and agreed to meet deputies at the business and turn himself in and return the bags.
He was arrested and charged with petit larceny. Tipton was held at the York County Detention Center until Wednesday morning.